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Rolex Submariner 1680 Red Letter Mark V   Sold

Reference/Model/Serial: 1680

Case: All Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 40mm without crown

Function: Diver

Caliber: Caliber 1520 Automatic

Strap: Rolex 9315/280 folded links stainless steel bracelet

Box/Papers: No/No

Offered for sale is an extremely beautiful example of a Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 Red Letter. With serial 3303xxx, this piece dates from 1972. The awesome patina on the lume dots, along with the perfectly matching patina on the hands, contrast with the mint black matte color and the red accent on the Submariner printing making this Mark V dial just stunning.

 

Not only the dial of this example makes it special, the rotating diver bezel has partially faded away due to aging in such a way that gives it so much character. There’s no wonder why these ghost bezels are a premium for collectors when choosing a vintage timepiece to purchase…

 

But there’s more to add, the thick case doesn’t let show signs of overpolishing but it does let show some scars as part of its life. The serial and reference numbers remain clearly visible.

 

It comes suited on the original Rolex 9315 bracelet with 280 endlinks and all of its links.