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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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    19th Saturday
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