Rolex ref 1680 “Red” Submariner “Pumpkin” circa 1972


An exceptional condition example vintage Rolex “Red” letter Submariner ref 1680 serial # 3.2 million circa 1972.  Featuring a beautiful condition matte black dial with rich “pumpkin” orange patina’d luminous indexes and matching luminous hands.  Featuring a 40mm diameter case with bi-directional bezel, faded elapsed time bezel, and acrylic crystal. The Mark 5 dial is in especially fine condition with a very smooth, unblemished surface, puffy original luminous plots, and still bright red Submariner printing. The hands nicely match the lume of the dial and are remarkably free of corrosion or watchmaker scratches. With correct silvered date wheel, trip lock screw down crown, and case back ref # 1680 with date code for 1972. With very desirable faded bezel insert.

Powered by calibre 1570 chronometer rated self winding movement with sweep seconds and date recently serviced and in excellent operating condition. Offered with correct period ref 9315 folded link Rolex Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp and #380 end pieces. Of course, guaranteed genuine, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. An expecially pleasing and desirable model which we are proud to be able to offer.

The “Red” Submariner model has been one of the most enduring and popular vintage Rolex sports model for decades. Produced from 1968 until approximately 1973 with the Submariner lettering in red, this model has been one of the most asked for models in our store for years. The current example has one of the prettiest dials we have had the pleasure to have owned.

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