The reference has been immortalized in some of the most emblematic James Bond movies, appearing prominently in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball, where Bond, played by Sean Connery, utilizes his Submariner to accomplish his missions.
The case back of the present lot is stamped IV.1958, and would be one of the later examples in the production of the reference. It is interesting to note that the present example features a 'fat font' bezel insert with a red 12 o'clock triangle, and without markers for the first 15 minutes.
The present lot features the dial variation with two lines: 200m=660ft SUBMARINER. The dial was finished originally with a glossy lacquer overlay, which on this example has faded to a muted finish. The gilt track and signature remain crisp and well defined.
This lot is being offered by the descendants of the original owner, and is an exciting opportunity to own one of the most iconic Rolex Submariner models in honest condition.
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