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ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET
ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET
ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET
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ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET
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ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 200M=660FT, REF. 5510, CASE NO. 362’289, CIRCA 1958

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ROLEX. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND “BIG LOGO” BRACELET
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 200M=660FT, REF. 5510, CASE NO. 362’289, CIRCA 1958
Movement: cal. 1530, automatic, 25 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 5510, 1.1958, 37 mm. diam., signed
With: stainless steel Rolex Oyster expendable riveted bracelet, the deployant clasp with big logo and stamped 4.59, endlinks stamped 58, overall length of approx. 200 mm.
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Lot Essay

In production for one year only, 1958, reference 5510 is one of the rarest "big crown" Submariners, and among the most sought-after Rolex sports watches. The combination of the very large 8 mm. crown and the lack of crown guards make it one of the most immediately recognizable Submariner models.

The present timepiece is a most appealing example of this rare reference, distinguished by its overall very original condition, including the correct "Brevet" crown, gilt hands and the bezel with small red triangle and minute markers between 1 and 15.

The black gloss dial is in attractively aged, unrestored condition, showing “spider” lines defined by the crisscrossing of light cracks throughout its entire surface. Like the colour shift of tropical dials, this characteristic is due to ageing and amplifies the collectability and esthetic impact of a timepiece.

The luminous material to numerals and hands is evenly discoloured, showing an attractive cream tone, further enhancing the look of this rare watch.

The case has not been subject to careless polishing, demonstrated by the well-defined facets to the lugs.

And last but not least the riveted bracelet is the much sought after “big Rolex logo” version with ‘58’ endlinks, all correct for the period and the model.

Consigned by the grandson of the original owner this reference 5510 is a fine trophy for the aficionado of rare sports watches.

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