Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch  Submariner, Ref:5508, Made in 1959
Lot 209
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch Submariner, Ref:5508, Made in 1959
£7,000 - 9,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch
Submariner, Ref:5508, Made in 1959
26 jewel Cal:1530 rhodium-plated movement, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Tropical dial signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 100m = 330ft, Submariner, polished case, screw down case back stamped 6536/1 which has been scratched out then 1 59 5508, screw down crown, calibrated revolving faded black bezel, luminous stainless steel hands, fitted steel riveted bracelet stamped 7206 with date code 1 67, case, dial and movement signed
38mm.

Footnotes

  • The Reference 5508 appeared about 1957-58 and is called the James Bond Submariner by collectors. It replaced the Reference 6536 and 6536/1, and this particular example bears a case back with the Reference number 6536/1 scratched out and replaced with 5508 showing the transition between the models and also Rolex not wasting case backs. It was equipped with the new Cal.1530 movement and was guaranteed waterproof to 100m/330ft.
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