Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre secondsOyster Perpetua
Lot 132
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, Ref:6538, Case No. 383913, Made in 1958, Sold in 1959
Sold for £20,400 (US$ 33,310) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch
Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, Ref:6538, Case No. 383913, Made in 1958, Sold in 1959
25-jewel Cal:1530 nickel-finished lever movement, aged black dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous Mercedes hands, white sweep centre second hand, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back, large screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units with red triangle, fitted fabric strap, case, dial and movement signed
38mm.

Footnotes

  • The Ref:6538 was introduced into the market in 1955 and it featured an 8mm winding crown and had no crown guards. The dial on this watch has aged to a warm dark brown patina over the years. The watch was purchased in 1959 by the current owners father, who used it as a daily dive watch right up until the 1980’s.

    This example still has the original light green 6 o'clock hour marker, and it is believed that these were coloured by Rolex in a more vibrant tone to the rest of the markers on their early sports watches.
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