Rolex The James Bond ref. 5508

Year of issue: 1959
Reference number: 5508
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € On request


Astonishing Rolex “James Bond” Submariner ref. 5508 manufactured in 1959. The glossy chapter ring gilt dial of this amazing “Small crown” Submariner is featuring “100 m = 330 ft” in silver. This specimen is preserved in wonderful condition. Reference 5508 was launched in 1958 and carried a new depth rating of 100 meters or 330 feet. The case was still without crown guards but had a newly designed bezel that was calibrated for the first 15 minutes. Case n.: 489xxx Calibre: Automatic, 1530 Diam: 38mm Box & Papers: None Manufactured: in 1959


Corrado Mattarelli

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...