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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 150

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 100M=350FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 5508, CASE NO. 763'660, MANUFACTURED IN 1961

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 100m=350ft, Submariner, ref. 5508, case no. 763'660, manufactured in 1961
    Cal. 1530 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black gloss dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet with clasp stamped 1.65, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    The present reference 5508 is from the series launched in the late 1950s, the signature and scales printed in gilt but with the addition of the white printed depth rating "100m=330ft". It is furthermore preserved in beautiful original condition.

    The most noteworthy feature is the so-called "exclamation" dial, characterized by an additional luminous dot positioned underneath the 6 o'clock hour marker. These dials were in production for an extremely short period only and in such excellent condition represent true value for the avid collector.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.