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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 200M=600FT, "SUBMARINER", CASE NO. 418924, REF. 6538, CIRCA 1959

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    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 200M=600FT, "SUBMARINER", CASE NO. 418924, REF. 6538, CIRCA 1959
    Cal. 1030 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, the black dial with luminescent dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminescent hands, circular water-resistant-type case with the revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, large screw-down crown and screw back, case, dial and movement signed, with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp
    38mm diam.


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    The reference 6538, the successor of the first Submariner model ref. 6204, was launched in 1959 and stands as the first watch to be rated at 660 feet or 200 meters.

    The model is illustrated in Rolex Submariner by Guido Mondani & Lele Ravagnani, pp. 90 & 91.