Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 422

ROLEX, REF. 5508, GHOST BEZEL SUBMARINER, STEEL

A fine, rare, attractive, self-winding, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5508

Year circa 1958

Case No. 490575 (partially rubbed)

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet dated 63., approx. overall length 165 mm

Caliber 1530

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Spare bezel ring

CHF 45,000 - 65,000

HKD 360,000 - 520,000 / USD 45,000 - 65,000

Sold: CHF 56,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01-05

Good

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Notes

Part of the production of so-called small crown guards, this example was produced in 1958 was the last series of dials featuring a 100m depth rating. Featuring a near-mint black glossy dial, its correct faded bezel, these early Submariners are increasingly hard to find in such exquisite condition.