Rolex Submariner 1680 RED MK VI Circa 1974 SS


Rolex RED Submariner 1680 MK VI Dial, stainless steel case is in excellent condition, on a strap, automatic Rolex caliber 1570, Submariner indicated in RED font above 660ft = 200M, "Mark VI" matte dial, the original tritium lume on dial and hands has formed beautiful and uniform patina, service bezel, date window with magnifying bubble at 3 o'clock, centered sweep seconds hand, COSC, "Top Hat" acrylic crystal, screw-down Trip-lock crown, 379XXXX Serial (c. 1974), diameter: 40mm, thickness: 15mm. Excellent Condition.

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This is a vintage c.1974 stainless-steel Rolex RED Submariner MK VI Dial 1680. It has a leather strap bracelet and a "Top Hat" acrylic crystal with a Cyclops bubble that magnifies the date at 3 o'clock. It has a screw down signed Triplock winding crown with crown guards and a solid screw down case back inside of which is engraved "MONTRES ROLEC S.A. – GENEVE – SWITZERLAND – PATENTED – STAINLESS STEEL – 1680." The 40mm diameter solid three-body Oyster case, gently curved integral lugs, and flat black knurled unidirectional rotating bezel are polished/satin brushed. The bidirectional bezel has Arabic numeral elapsed minute times with a dive triangle at the 60-minute position and a luminous pip. It has a black dial with "Submariner" printed in red, a distinctive yellow patina on the tritium luminous "Mercedes" style Rolex hour and minute hands and dot, triangular, and baton hour index markers. There is a center sweep seconds hand and a white perimeter minute/second scale. It includes the Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) rating, it's water resistant to 200 meters/660 feet, It has a 48-hour power reserve at full winding, and the 15mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex RED Submariner MK VI Dial 1680 has a mechanical automatic winding Rolex caliber 1570 movement that's rhodium-plated with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 25 jewels, a KIF Ultraflex shock absorber system, 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 device for precision time-setting. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz). The Rolex RED Submariner MK VI Dial 1680 was produced from c. 1973-1974. The MK VI dial is differentiated by being the last Submariner with Tritium lume. A late Red Submariner, the feet are printed before the meters and the red “Submariner” is printed directly on the dial with no white foundation layer. It has “closed sixes,” and the “S” in “superlative” has a fancier curve.

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