Property from a former United States Secret Service employee
Reference 126610LN Submariner 'United States Secret Service' | A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2020
June 9, 05:37 PM GMT
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Reference 126610LN Submariner 'United States Secret Service'
A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2020
Caliber: cal. 3235 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back engraved with the US Secret Service Star and corresponding motto
Case number: 26'8Q6'XXX, no. 48/50
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Size: 41 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box with outer packaging, International Guarantee card dated September 22, 2020, leather card holder, operating instructions booklet, plastic bezel protector, two hang tags, Tourneau Certificate of Origin, and appraisal
Rolex collectors have always been captivated by the atelier’s special-order wristwatches, from military-issued pieces by the British Royal Navy, and COMEX, to Middle Eastern monarchies. Corporate special-orders also garner collector’s prestige today, from Winn Dixie and Halliburton, to Domino’s Pizza.
From our research, in 2015, the United States Secret Service Employee Recreation Association (ERA) marked the 150th anniversary of the United States Secret Service (USSS) with the sales of personalized memorabilia including 15 laser engraved Rolex wristwatches commissioned through Tourneau New York. Appraisals from Tourneau confirmed their order from Rolex’s Corporate Sales Division.
The present lot is a later special edition out of 50 total pieces, delivered to the previous owner, a USSS alumnae in the Fall of 2020. Accompanying the watch is a Tourneau appraisal, confirming this special order directly from the retailer’s Corporate Sales Division. The appraisal further describes “the case back design consisting of the U.S. Secret Service Old Star and corresponding motto, Worthy of Trust and Confidence has been engraved by Rolex USA.” A Tourneau Certificate of Origin additionally notes the official corporate sales order.
The United States Secret Service was founded in 1865 to combat the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Today, the USSS is integral to national security missions, and safeguarding the nation’s physical and financial infrastructure.
We are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to acquire a limited edition special-order wristwatch in complete, like new condition.