1959 Rolex 5508 Submariner in fantastic condition.
This stunning piece comes from our private collection and has a gorgeous deep mirror dial in perfect condition with perfect gilt two tone gold and silver print and original lume that has gone a beautiful yellow tone and matching hands. The dial is one of the best we have ever seen on any small crown watch and is why it has remained in the private collection so long. In the bright sunshine you can see a lovely brown tropical tone to it also! A really rare chance to purchase a watch of this quality.
The case is in lovely condition, as can be seen in the photographs, with beveled lugs, clean sides and brushed lug tops and has a 488,xxx serial number engraved on the case at 6 o’clock dating the watch to 1959 and 5508 Registered Design engraved on the case at 12 o’clock.
The inside of the caseback is stamped 5508 and iii.58 and it comes on a later 7836 folded link bracelet with 382 end pieces that fits perfect and is also in excellent condition .
The bi-directional bezel is in great condition and has a beautiful original faded seal grey fat font insert.
The movement is the correct 1530 calibre and is clean, serviced and keeping time.
This is a wonderful piece that would not be out of place in the collection of any of the most serious vintage watch collectors.
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