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A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS DIVER’S WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 5510 CASE 361954 SUBMARINER "BIG CROWN JAMES BOND" CIRCA 1958
Estimate
20,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Rolex
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS DIVER’S WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 5510 CASE 361954 SUBMARINER "BIG CROWN JAMES BOND" CIRCA 1958
Estimate
20,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS DIVER’S WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 5510 CASE 361954 SUBMARINER "BIG CROWN JAMES BOND" CIRCA 1958
• cal. 1530 lever movement, 25 jewels •  black dial, luminescent triangular, dot and baton indexes, gilt luminescent Mercedes hands, gilt writing • stainless steel Oyster case with screw-down crown and back, rotating bezel calibrated for 60 units • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
diameter 38 mm bracelet circumference approx. 180 mm
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Catalogue Note

When it comes to collecting vintage Rolex pieces, the 5510 "coroncione" ("big crown" in Italian) is amongst the most sought-after references.
Only produced during a very short period around 1958, this "James Bond" watch is easily identified through its big "Brevet" crown, the absence of crown guards, the bezel with a red triangle and the masculine proportions of the lugs.
The present lot gathers all these most attractive characteristics and is fitted with a black dial with gilt writing as opposed to the usual depth and Submariner in two different colours. One explanation might be that the dial was replaced in the early sixties. Nonetheless, there is no evidence of it and the inside case back isn't engraved with any watchmaker mark, suggesting that the piece was well-preserved over the sixty years of its existence.    

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