Rolex Submariner 1680

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If you are looking for a clean 1680, this might be the perfect choise for you! The Rolex Submariner 1680 was produced from 1967 to 1979. It was the first Submariner with a date function. In 1974, the reference 1680 with Submariner in white font on the dial was introduced. The piece we have for offer dates back to 1977. The bezel on this watch looks so cool because it was once black but has faded to midnight blue. Furthermore, the tritium index and handset have aged simultaneously and beautifully - but not too much - in a creamy colour, which looks very cool paired with the matte black dial. Moreover, the dial is protected by a plexi crystal. The watch is powered by the automatic caliber 1570. The watch comes with a strap of choice but we have paired with a dark blue leather strap, which matches perfectly with the colour of the bezel.

Introduction

Rolex SubmarinerVisionary Hans Wildorf set out to make the world’s first waterproof and dust proof wristwatch and so in 1926 the ‘Oyster case’ was created. Then later on in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was born, with a water depth rating of 330ft/100M making it one of the world’s first wristwatches designed for the upcoming sport of scuba diving. The wristwatch was created for divers who needed a precise watch which could scale to such depths and be a reliable and accurate way of measuring (with the turning bezel) the time spent underwater. A major aspect of creating such a time piece was to make it easily legible yet aesthetically pleasing, hence the large contrasting white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hand on the black dial. The rugged look was adopted by no other than himself Mr Bond. (Sean Connory as Bond wore it in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in the later ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’ movie.) A legend was born and overtime it proved to be arguably one of the best, most desirable and iconic luxury watch of all time. 

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.