Does Rolex make a red Submariner?

Does Rolex make a red Submariner?

The Red Sub’s defining trait is a single line of red text above six o’clock declaring the Submariner name. Rolex produced the “Red” version of the Submariner 1680 until the mid-1970s, around the 4.0 million serial range. Later versions of the Submariner 1680 featured white text.

How many red submariners were made?

1680 Submariners
Released around 1966, the red text was phased out mid-to-late 1970s, its production covering around a third of the total 1680 Submariners produced.

How much does a Rolex Sub retail for?

Prices at a Glance: Rolex Submariner

Model Price (approx.)
Ref. 6538 141,000 USD (pre-owned)
Ref. 6204 117,000 USD (pre-owned)
Ref. 5514, COMEX 53,000 USD (pre-owned)
Blue, ref. 116619LB 36,500 USD

Has Rolex ever made a red dial?

It’s important to note that there are 5 models with red dials and all 5 are Rolex Day-Date 36mm watches. Perhaps even a Rolex GMT-Master II with a red dial to match one of the models that have a split red and black bezel. If you ever see one in the future you’ll know that you heard of it here first!

Who is Eric Ku?

Eric Ku is the type of guy who was talking about “RCO” Daytonas three years ago. Eric is the owner of VintageRolexForum, and dealer of watches at, but why he’s here today in this series of videos about collectors has nothing to do with his profession, or even Rolex at all.

What is a Comex Submariner?

The Rolex Submariner is widely regarded as the most iconic dive watch. COMEX or Compagnie maritime d’expertises, a French diving company, began to work with Rolex to develop the best possible dive watch.

What does Comex mean on a Rolex watch?

Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises
The Rolex COMEX Sea-Dweller Models Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises, COMEX, is the French commercial diving company that commissioned Rolex to create dive watches. COMEX needed watches that could plunge down to extreme depths, handle pressurized chambers, and survive ensuing decompression periods. Enter the Sea-Dweller.

What kind of Watch is the Rolex red submariner?

A Rolex Vintage Red Submariner is a popular timepiece. The Red Submariner is a rare and luxurious model because it is the first Submariner to feature a date window as well as the cyclops lens above it. The watch’s crystal was also modified from other Submariner crystals, standing 3mm above the case and bezel.

When did the Rolex Submariner 1680 come out?

Produced from 1969 to 1979, a small batch of the Submariner 1680s featured the name “Submariner” written in red as opposed to the normal white. Red writing on Rolex watches has become highly valued and sought after by collectors.

What does Chromalight do on Rolex Submariner?

The Submariner and Submariner Date feature a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a lumi-nescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.

When did the Rolex Submariner sapphire crystal come out?

The first Submariner Date debuted in 1965 as Ref. 1680. In 1986, sapphire crystal and the caliber 3035 were added to the watch, creating the Ref. 16800. Then in 1989, with the addition of the caliber 3135, the Submariner Date became the Ref.