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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2667

    PROJECT X DESIGNS. A RARE AND UNUSUAL STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC DIVER’S WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND CUSTOMIZED CASE

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, REF. 114060, CASE NO. 61C50780, PROJECT X DESIGNS HERITAGE SUBMARINER HS01, NO.021/060, MANUFACTURED IN 2013

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    PROJECT X DESIGNS. A RARE AND UNUSUAL STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC DIVER’S WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND CUSTOMIZED CASE
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, REF. 114060, CASE NO. 61C50780, PROJECT X DESIGNS HERITAGE SUBMARINER HS01, NO.021/060, MANUFACTURED IN 2013
    Cal. 3130 automatic movement, 31 jewels, black gloss dial, applied simulated aged dot, baton and dagger numerals,  simulated aged hands, white sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, unidirectional revolving black ceramic bezel calibrated to 60 units and red triangle inset, beveled lugs, screw down Brevet crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.; overall length approx. 190 mm.
    US$10,000-15,000


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    With Project X Designs Certificate of Customization dated 29 October 2015, spring bar tool, loupe, presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Rolex Garantie Internationale dated October 2013, sale tags, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Created in 2013 as a collaboration between Philip Stahl, Daniel Bourn and the Rolex customization specialists Project X design, the Heritage Submariner HS01 was designed to pay homage to the great ‘big crown’ Submariners on the 60th anniversary of the models introduction. Starting with the modern no date ‘maxi case’ Submariner reference 114060 as its foundation, the case was then heavily modified: wide bevels applied to the lugs, the crown guard removed, a new old stock Brevet crown and tube fitted and the lug dot removed from the bezel to allow for the triangle to be painted red. On the dial the luminous material was replaced with a simulated aged version to give the warm appearance of radium which has aged over the last 60 years without the radioactive side effects, and the second hand was replaced with a white enamel version. The overall effect is that of a truly modern homage to one of the most iconic watches ever made.