Rolex, Submariner “Red”, Ref. 1680

$38,700.00 USD


Brand: Rolex
Model: Red Submariner 
Reference Number: 1680
Movement: Automatic
Gender: Men’s 
Condition: Good, wear consistent with use and age
Time Period: 1973-1974
Box: Yes
Papers: Copy of Papers

Caliber: 1575 
Jewels: 25 

Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Waterproof: 600 ft. / 200 m./ 20 ATM
Bezel Material: Bi-directional rotatable bezel
Glass: "Top Hat" acrylic, cyclops bubble that magnifies the date at 3 o'clock 
Dial: Black "Mark IV"
Dial Numerals: No numerals, patinated luminous round, rectangular, and triangular luminous indexes, minute divisions around the outer rim, and printed swiss-T<25 on the bottom

Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel folded link Oyster (9315) endlinks (380)
Clasp: Fold-over Fliplock
Clasp material: Stainless Steel

Hours, minutes, center sweep seconds, cyclops lens date aperture at 3 o'clock,  48-hour power reserve

Tonneau-shaped case
Silver Mercedes hour hand, spade minute hand, sticks seconds hand 
Bi-directional rotatable 1-hour graduated 'MK 3' bezel with Arabic numerals every 10 minutes
Stainless steel recessed Tripllock screw-down crown guards
Stainless steel screw-down solid case back
Nice patina four-liner, Submariner first line in red letters, feet first maxi-dial
Chronometer-rated movement, certified by the COSC
The Third-Generation 157X, caliber 1575, uses an overcoil balance spring, is rhodium-plated with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with a shock absorber mechanism and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking mechanism.
Introduced in 1969 until 1979, the reference 1680 is the first Submariner with date, updating the famous 5513 (stopped circa 1989). The reference 1680 also had the chronometer status. This model also introduced the Cyclops date magnifier to the Submariner line.
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz)
Case, dial, and movement are all signed. 
The serial number 330**** confirms the years of production in 1973-74.
Delivered with a Rolex period box, a copy of the handwritten papers with the date of sale in 1975, original Rolex servicing invoice dated 1978, and a copy of a servicing receipt dated 2014 from the official Rolex retailer Mundwiller in Switzerland).

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