Rolex Small Crown Submariner Ref 5508 – 2 Line

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1958

Reference number: 5508

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is a mint example of the Rolex Submariner reference 5508 known as the "James Bond". This watch is in excellent condition with a strong case and beautiful gilt original dial. This reference 5508 comes on an original Rolex Rivet oyster band.

Dealer

Matthew Bain

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...