• Lot 332

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 100M=330FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 5508, CASE NO. 489162, MANUFACTURED IN 1959

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 100m=330ft, Submariner, ref. 5508, case no. 489162, manufactured in 1959
    Cal. 1530 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    Launched in 1958, reference 5508 was an upgraded version of reference 6536/1, depth rated to 100 meters (330 ft), the case without crown guards and the newly designed bezel with divisions for the first fifteen minutes, larger silver triangle and luminous bubble. The dial featured the gilt printed "Submariner" and came both with and without the white printed depth rating.

    The present reference 5508 is a fine example 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".

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    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.


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