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Lot
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Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5510 Oyster Perpetual Submariner "James Bond" Big Crown Wristwatch, circa 1958. ...

2012 May 19 Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5097

 
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Auction Ended On: May 19, 2012
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Location: Center 548
548 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011

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Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5510 Oyster Perpetual Submariner "James Bond" Big Crown Wristwatch, circa 1958
Case: No. 362000, three body, stainless steel, screw down case back and 8 mm "Brevet" marked crown, bi-directional revolving bezel, domed crystal, 38 mm
Dial: gloss black, gilt lettering and minute marks, luminous triangular, round and baton indexes, luminous skeleton hands
Movement: caliber 1530, rhodium finish, 25 jewels, straight line lever, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator, monometallic balance with shock absorber
Band: riveted stainless steel Oyster link bracelet
Signed: all signed Rolex

Note: The 5510 is by far the rarest of the Submariner models. This reference was in production for approximately one year only and made in very small numbers. The watch presented here is an extremely fine example of this iconic timepiece. It was produced in the first quarter of 1958.

Condition Report*:

Type: Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5510 Oyster Perpetual Submariner "James Bond" Big Crown Wristwatch
Model: 5510
Dial: gloss black, luminous indexes
Hands; luminous skeleton
Metal: stainless steel
Case No: 362000
Case Info: three body, 8 mm crown, rotating bezel
Case Width: 38 mm
Crystal: original acrylic
Watch Movement: caliber 1530, rhodium finish, 25 jewels, straight line lever, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator, monometallic balance with shock absorber
Band: riveted stainless steel bracelet
Circa: first quarter of 1958
Condition: movement is very good, fresh cleaning is recommended, case and bezel are good, missing the dot marker in the red, crown is very good, dial is good, numerous slight surface hairlines visible with magnification at the right angle, crystal has light scratches and a slight dimple near one, band is good

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