Rolex The Comex ref. 5514

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1977
Reference number: 5514
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € On request


Outstanding and very rare steel Rolex COMEX Submariner Ref. 5514, manufactured in 1977. In 1968 Rolex developed a special Helium gas escape valve for reference 1665 Sea-Dweller: fitted into the cases at 9 o’clock position, its function was to release the gas pressure and prevent the watch to burst during the divers’ resurfacing and decompression. The same system was powering the special Reference 5514 which was adopted by the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertise or “COMEX”, a leading French diving company within the oil industry. The present specimen is preserved in wonderful condition. The dial features the unmistakable and legendary COMEX logo. The outside case back is also engraved “ROLEX COMEX “ and features the issue number. The inner case back is correctly engraved 5513. Reference 5514 COMEX definitely represents one of the rarest and sought-after of all Submariner models. Case n: 5230xxx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1520 Diameter: 39 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in 1977


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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...