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Rolex
MILITARY SUBMARINER , REFERENCE 5517 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING FEATURE, REVOLVING BEZEL, FIXED BAR LUGS AND MILITARY ENGRAVINGS, MADE FOR THE BRITISH NAVY, CIRCA 1978
Estimate
480,000640,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2285

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR

Rolex
MILITARY SUBMARINER , REFERENCE 5517 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING FEATURE, REVOLVING BEZEL, FIXED BAR LUGS AND MILITARY ENGRAVINGS, MADE FOR THE BRITISH NAVY, CIRCA 1978
Estimate
480,000640,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
MILITARY SUBMARINER , REFERENCE 5517 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING FEATURE, REVOLVING BEZEL, FIXED BAR LUGS AND MILITARY ENGRAVINGS, MADE FOR THE BRITISH NAVY, CIRCA 1978
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 1520 mechanical, 26 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 5'339'820
Closure: canvas unsigned Nato strap and stainless steel buckle
Size: 40 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex International Service Guarantee and letter from H N Hudson
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Catalogue Note

Rolex military Submariner or the “Milsubs” are arguably one of the most famous and rare military watches on the market today. Once a standard issue equipment by the Ministry of Defense, the present watch is a reference 5517 which is the rarest among all three available Milsub references, 5513, 5513/5517 and 5517. With only about 1,200 Milsubs issued from 1971 to 1979, the present watch is a very well preserved and kept example of a Milsub.

What further highlights this example is the letter from Mr Hudson at Rolex in the United Kingdom confirming the provenance of the watch and it was issued to the British Royal Navy in June 1978. The watch has been serviced and the original Sword hands were changed during the service.

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