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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 99

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with bracelet, blank Guarantee, brochure, anchor and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 100M=330FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 6536/1, CASE NO. 229'727, CIRCA 1957

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with bracelet, blank Guarantee, brochure, anchor and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 100m=330ft, Submariner, Ref. 6536/1, case no. 229'727, circa 1957
    Cal. 1030 automatic movement, 25 jewels, black lacquer dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous gilt Mercedes and sweep centre seconds hands, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back stamped 1.57, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster extendable riveted bracelet, deployant clasp stamped 4.57, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 185 mm.


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    With Rolex period blank Guarantee, The Submariner brochure, Rolex Oyster Guaranteed 100 meters/330 ft. under water anchor and presentation box.

    The anchors were attached to every Submariner to signify that the model was pressure-proof to the indicated depth.

    Reference 6536/1
    Reference 6536/1, successor of reference 6536, was introduced in 1955 and remained in production until 1959. Essentially identical to its predecessor it was also available with the chronometer version of calibre 1030. It also featured a case without crown guard and a 6 mm. crown with the small line below the Rolex logo. The black laquer dials show the white printed depth rating “100m=330ft", gilt printed "Submariner" and gilt Mercedes hands. The bezel of early models had minute markers in 10-minute intervals and a red triangle, later series the minute markers for the first 15 minutes.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    "Time in the twilight of deep water"