Extremely rare Rolex Submariner ref 1680 made for Peruvian Air Force. Screw back engraved “ Fuerza Aerea del Perù ” and serial number repeated to the inside. Exceedingly small numbers of ref 1680 where ordered by Special Forces. The present watch was sold by Christie’s on 11th of may 2015. Manufactured in 1974, case n. 3,728,904
This is the launching ceremony for the submarine USS Swordfish at Mare Island Navy Shipyard in San Francisco Bay (April 1, 1939). It is also the earliest known color official Navy photograph that can be precisely dated. She was the first United States Navy submarine to sink a Japanese ship during World War II. On February 5, 1945, after repeated attempts to raise her by radio had failed, she was reported as presumed lost at sea in combat.