These few words really are the essence of our passion and vision, no matter what we do.

In a world where the love for vintage watches seems to appear quite predictable, we always endeavour to step out of this and create something unexpected.

We have previously curated custom bikes with vintage watches, but this time we were fortunate to finally source the right watch for this long awaited project.
Using the perfect vintage Rolex Submariner as inspiration, we have customised a 1980s NOS ALAN Record carbon framed bike to create an outstanding curated package for you.

The 1970 Rolex ‘Red’ Submariner is already a standalone gem and very rare to find these days, but inspiring the custom build bike, in all its details, the final package is an absolutely ONE OFF PROJECT.

The frame reminded us immediately of the look and feel of a cool vintage Rolex Submariner, from an era where tool watches were still professional tools for divers, the military and a key aspect of the adventurous lifestyle. Back then, diving was still a dangerous occupation and the equipment including suits, scuba tanks and masks were still in their early experimental days.

So we took these style elements and feel to create this amazing curated package ‘From Road to Reef’ to take the legacy of the past into a modern package;

Adding beautiful custom touches to the bike, including a Brooks saddle which emotes all the feeling of a vintage diving suit and the cream elements on the wheels and handlebar just adds this warmth and style to the bike and can also be found on indexes of the watch. And of course the matching frame color with the dial as well as the steel case of the watch being repeated with the fog. Icing on the cake; of course, the red-brake-line adds just that last bit of detail…less is more and a perfect match to the red line on the Submariner dial.


– 1680
– Submariner
– 1970
– Mk4 Red Sub Dial
– Box
– Double punched papers
Custom Bike

Frame:       Record Carbonio carbon fiber frame –
Carbon tubes with aluminum lugs and fork
Year:           Mid 1980’ – Late 1980’s
Groupset:  Campagnolo Victory – Late 1980’s
Rims:         Grey 700c Wolber TX Profil 1980’s,
Seat:           Brooks zadel C17 H Cambium Carv
Tape:          Brooks carbon tape black
Pedals:       MKS track black


Brand Rolex Model Ref. 1680 Year 1970 Dial type Mk4 RedSub dial Box and papers Box and double punched papers Service Papers - Price On request Availability SOLD

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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