Tropical Rolex Submariner Small Crown Ref 5508

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Year of issue: 1958

Reference number: 5508

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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For sale is this Tropical Rolex Submariner Small Crown Ref 5508. This a very nice example of a Rolex James Bond submariner ref: 5508 from the 1950s. The case is in excellent condition with sharp lines and well defined bevels. The all orignal dial has turned to a beautiful chocolate color which is known as a tropical dial. This James Bond model comes with the original Rolex rivet oyster bracelet.


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...