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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 11, 2012

LOT 572

ROLEX REF. 6538 JAMES BOND BIG CROWN, GILT TROPICAL SPIDER DIAL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m/660 ft. Submariner, case No. 448956, Ref. 6538. Made in 1958. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant stainless steel wristwatch.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and large crown (8 mm), black graduated bidirectional bezel for the decompression times. D. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer gilt minute track. Luminous gilt skeleton hands. M. Cal. 1030, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator, butterfl y rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

CHF 32,000 - 42,000

USD 34,000 - 45,000 / EUR 26,000 - 35,000

Sold: CHF 48,750

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-11-55-01



Slightly worn

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original