View full screen - View 1 of Lot 8232. Submariner 'Big Crown', Reference 6538 | A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 | 勞力士 Submariner “Big Crown" 型號6538 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1958年製.
8232

Rolex

Submariner 'Big Crown', Reference 6538 | A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 | 勞力士 Submariner “Big Crown" 型號6538 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1958年製

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 HKD

Rolex

Rolex

Submariner 'Big Crown', Reference 6538 | A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 | 勞力士 Submariner “Big Crown" 型號6538 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1958年製

Submariner 'Big Crown', Reference 6538 | A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 | 勞力士 Submariner “Big Crown" 型號6538 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1958年製

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 HKD

Lot sold:

378,000

HKD

Rolex
Submariner 'Big Crown', Reference 6538

A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 

勞力士

Submariner “Big Crown" 型號6538

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1958年製


Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 1030 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 426'511
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 
Size: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial has aged throughout, is tarnished and spotted. The lumes have aged consistently together and react well under UV. The bezel has faded throughout and is discoloured around all calibration. The case has been polished and the bevels have been re-cut. The bracelet is stamped for 1971 with light surface wear throughout.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."