With Rolex fitted green presentation box and outer packaging.
The reference 6536 offered here for sale is one of the rarest and earliest Submariner models ever produced, distinguished by the very first depth rating used by Rolex, the red printed "100/330". In production during a very short period of time only, it can safely be assumed that Rolex tested a rating indication in red without mentioning feet or meters before finally settling on the white "100m=330ft" found on later models.
The rarity of the present reference 6536 is enhanced by the fact that it was originally destined to be a 6538. Both original reference numbers, featured between the lugs and inside the case back, were corrected at the time of manufacture at the Rolex workshops. Whereas the last digit of "6538" between the lugs was crossed out and replaced by a "6", the entire stamped reference number "6538" inside the case back was triple crossed out and a new reference number, "6536", was inscribed in a new position.
A highlight for the connoisseur of rare timepieces, this Submariner is furthermore preserved in extremely appealing original overall condition. Its black lacquer dial shows an incredibly charismatic grainy patina which has formed naturally over the years, most probably due to various atmospheric influences and sunlight. The attractively discoloured luminous material to numerals and hands display a fascinating sand tone with the 6 o'clock hour marker showing a lighter tone, a particularity often seen on early Rolex sports watches. The case, never exposed to careless polishing, impresses any beholder with its full body and sharp angles to the facets of the lugs.