Rolex Submariner James Bond Small Crown Ref. 5508, 1958

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1958

Reference number: 5508

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Germany

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Very rare Submariner "James Bond" Ref. 5508, wot ID: 16024

Dealer

Ralf Meertz

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.