Rolex Submariner 6538 Excellent Big Crown 1959 Early Gilt Gloss Service Dial

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Year of issue:

Reference number: 6538

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: France

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

year II.59

serial 449,xxx

dial Miror like original gilt gloss dial with depth in silver. The dial is ultra glossy and absolutely stunning. Dial and hands has been changed during a service in 1969.

movement Rolex 1030

case Expertly polished with killer beveled edges. Serial and model numbers are perfectly clear between the lugs. Long five bezel insert has faded , which offers a wonderful contrast against the ultra black gloss dial.

bracelet USA riveted expansion bracelet dated 1959.


accessories Comes with an original 6538 Rolex box and service papers.


Jerome Fellous

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...