Lot 122
  • 122

Rolex

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
    CIRCA 1958 REF 5508 'JAMES BOND' SUBMARINER
  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 1530 automatic movement, 25 jewels • black dial, luminescent triangular, dot and baton indexes • rotating black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw-down crown and screw back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel solid Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp • box

Catalogue Note

This model, Ref. 5508, was released in 1958 and was one of the last models of the so-called 'James Bond' Submariners. The nickname comes from the fact that models similar to this, without crown guards, were frequently featured in the Bond movies. Today any Submariner without crown guards is referred to as a 'James Bond' model.

For a similar example, see Skeet & Urul, Vintage Rolex Sports Models, p. 35.

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