1972 Rolex Red Submariner (Ref. 1680) "Mk. IV Dial" With Box and Double Punched Papers
The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the Ref. 1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a Ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering which was produced by Rolex from 1969-1975.
The Mark IV dial differentiates itself with the following which can be seen in the text located above the 6 o'clock – starting with a serial number that falls in the correct range for this type of dial. The red lettering on white and distinctive open “6” are the notable characteristics of the Mk. IV Dial. The Mk. IV was the earliest "feet first" red submariner.
This specific 1972 Red Submariner is in stunning overall condition and is a full set including its original box, double set of punched papers and hang tags, including the rare "Trip Lock" hang tag. This specific example would make a versatile daily driver but is also highly collectible and will remain exclusively desirable due to the fact it has retained all of the boxes, papers, wallet, and hang tags.
|Dial||Matte (Red) Mk IV|
|Bracelet||Rolex 9315 Folded-Link Oyster Bracelet 280 End Pieces|
The previously lightly polished case retains full, even lugs. The original fat-font insert is missing its tritium pearl and has taken on a desirable and eye-catching gray fade. The original Rolex 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 280 end pieces remains in excellent condition exhibiting very little stretch for a bracelet of this era.
The black Mk. IV matte dial is in stunning condition. The lume has taken on an excellent yellow patina and shows no lume degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no lume degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
This specific 1972 Red Submariner is in stunning overall condition and is a full set including its original box, double set of punched papers, translation papers, wallet, and hang tags, including the rare "Trip Lock" hang tag. The watch is running at spec but extended service history is unknown.