ROLEX Submariner Ref. 5508 “James Bond” gilt dial, 1959

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


ROLEX Submariner Ref. 5508 "James Bond", wot ID: 27803

  • CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, rotating bezel, screw-down crown, without crown guards, d=37mm
  • DIAMETER 37,5 mm
  • MOVEMENT caliber Rolex 1530, automatic
  • DIAL wonderful, original gilt dial,
  • BRACELET riveted oyster bracelet
  • *rare and nice collector's item, III.59
  • very nice original condition
  • 1959


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...