You’ll find tropical dials, and then you can find insane tropical dials. When speaking of Rolex watches, tropical refers to color modifications on the dial as a result of chemical reactions from exposure to sunlight. And mainly because Rolex collectors get as excited (if not a lot more so) about imperfections as they do about perfection, tropical dials are a prized detail on any vintage Rolex watch. The majority of tropical dials turn into a rich brown color, but what we’ve got here just isn’t typical. Alternatively, this specific Rolex Submariner 1608/8 sports a vibrant purple dial.
Since 1978, this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 1608/8 is crafted totally in 18k yellow gold. When it was very first developed it had the blue bezel and matching blue dial configuration. Nonetheless, over the years, it has transformed into the rich purple shade we see now. Which, along with the blue bezel, gold case and bracelet, and gold accents on the dial, it is actually a excellent appear. Adding to the distinct appeal would be the nipple style hour markers that are discovered on gold vintage Replica Rolex Submariners 1680/8. The bezel nonetheless involves the original luminescent pearl inside the inverted triangle, whilst the Mercedes style hands are luminescent thanks to its tritium material.
The ref. 1680/8 was the initial strong gold offering from the Submariner. Its case is stamped 1680 (that is the stainless steel version on the similar luxury watches replica) and the “/8” will be the Rolex code for gold. Two versions from the ref. 1680/8 included the black bezel and black dial combo, as well as the blue model as seen right here. The stainless steel 1680 was the initial Submariner to give the date function using a date aperture at three o’clock in addition to the corresponding magnifying Cyclops lens around the crystal. The gold versions in the Submariner 1680/8, which came immediately after the steel model, also came equipped using the date. As this was pre-sapphire crystal, protecting the face with the Submariner ref. 1680/8 is acrylic crystal. Adding for the luxury of your yellow gold vintage Sub, would be the complete gold Oyster bracelet. A solid gold diver’s watch within the 1970s was an audacious proposition and reserved for only a pick handful of.
The 40mm Oyster case with the Submariner ref. 1680/8 houses the Rolex Caliber 1575, which can be the Caliber 1570 equipped with all the date module. Because on the watertight case plus the Triplock crown, the water resistance in the vintage Submariner 1680 is 660 feet (200 meters). Certainly modern Submariners can safely plunge to (1,000 feet) 300 meters, but through the era on the ref. 1680, 660 feet was certainly an extraordinary water resistance for any diver‘s watch.
Indeed a unique vintage fake Rolex watch, not simply is this Submariner a part on the currently coveted 1680/8 family, but it stands out for its violet tropical dial. As the colors gold and purple are related with royalty, this Rolex watch actually justifies the crown it wears.