Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959
Lot 98
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch
Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959
Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 12,401) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959 Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch  Submariner, Ref: 5508, Circa 1959
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch
Model: Submariner
Reference: 5508
Date: Circa 1959
Movement: 25-jewel Cal.1530 automatic, No.421**
Dial: Later black, luminous dot hour markers, baton quarters, white minute divisions, Mercedes hands with luminous inserts, centre seconds
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back and crown, inside back date coded III.1958, gray calibrated bezel, No.400***
Strap/Bracelet: Brushed 6251H rivet Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, date stamped 2 68
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm

Footnotes

  • This model, Ref:5508, was first released in 1958 and was one of the last models of the so-called 'James Bond' Submariners. The name is derived from the fact that models similar to this, without crown guards, were frequently featured in the Bond movies. Today any Submariner without crown guards is referred to as a 'James Bond' model.
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