ROLEX – Submariner James Bond- Ref. 5508 1959

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1959
Reference number: 5508
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX - Submariner James Bond- Ref. 5508 1959 WOT ID: 29519

  • Description Very rare Submariner "James Bond", black glossy dial with gilt printings and red triangle bezel insert
  • Case screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, rotating bezel, screw-down crown, without crown guards, small crown, caseback innerside engraving III/58
  • Diameter 37 mm
  • Movement Caliber Rolex 1530, automatic
  • Dial original dial and hands, original gilt dial, silvered meters first depth rating 100m
  • Bracelet riveted oyster bracelet, crown clasp, with deployant clasp, riveted oyster bracelet 1/51, clasp marking 1/51, endlink 65
  • *rare and nice collector's item, last one to carry a 100m depth rating and no crown guards
  • Condition very nice original condition
  • year 1959
  • Price on request


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. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...