Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975
Lot 43
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex
Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975
Sold for £ 72,100 (US$ 95,801) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975 Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975 Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975 Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975 Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975 Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic divers bracelet watch made for Comex
Submariner 'COMEX 723', Ref:5514, Serial No.415****, Circa 1975
26-jewel Cal.1520 automatic movement, black dial with luminous dot hour markers and baton quarters, white outer minute divisions, polished Mercedes hands with luminous inserts and lollipop centre seconds, brushed and polished tonneau form case with screw down Oyster back and crown, case back engraved 'COMEX 723', bi-directional calibrated bezel with later black insert, shouldered crown, fitted later 93150 Oyster link bracelet with signed folding clasp stamped K3, together with two Diver log books and a COMEX handbook, dial co-signed COMEX, case, dial and movement signed
39mm.

Footnotes

  • Submariner COMEX models, ref.5513 and 5514, were specially developed by Rolex for Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise (COMEX), a professional diving operation for the oil industry. The 5514 model is one of the rarest of all Submariner models, sold exclusively to COMEX and never available to the public. The gas escape valve was designed to release pressure from the case during the diver's decompression periods.

    This particular watch was issued by COMEX in 1977/78, to its previous owner who was a hyperbaric welder.

    The model is illustrated in Rolex Submariner by Guido Mondani - Lele Ravagnani, pp. 158-161.
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