Rolex Ref. 5510 Big Crown Submariner circa 1959

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Year of issue: 1959

Reference number: 5510

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Offering an incredible look, with a “T Swiss 25” dial with all silver printing, this is a special example of Rolex’s famed Submariner. This reference #5510 would have been one of the last “big crown”s produced. Make a dramatic addition to your collection. 36m. Stock 36274


Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...