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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 152

    Rolex. A very rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, hack feature, bracelet and gas escape valve, made for COMEX

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, COMEX, 660FT=200M, SUBMARINER, COMEX NO. 471, REF. 5513/5514, CASE NO. 4'155'863, MANUFACTURED IN 1977

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    Rolex. A very rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, hack feature, bracelet and gas escape valve, made for COMEX
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Comex, 660ft=200m, Submariner, Comex no. 471, ref. 5513/5514, case no. 4'155'863, manufactured in 1977
    Cal. 1520 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black matte dial with COMEX logo, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands and luminous sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with gas escape valve to the side, black revolving bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw down crown, screw back engraved ROLEX COMEX 471, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    Reference 5514 is amongst the rarest of all Submariner models, according to literature only around 150 examples were made for and sold exclusively to COMEX. It was never available to the public.

    The example here is particularly appealing as it meets the demanding requirements of scholars and collectors alike: the attractive and unrestored dial combined with the well-preserved case, the correct case and the hack feature movement are musts for the COMEX aficionado. Thanks to its rich history of deep sea diving and the fact that the public could never acquire this model render it a trophy for any collector of Submariner watches.

    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.