Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 258

258. Rolex Fine and Sought After Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 5514, With Black Dial, Made for Comex

Estimate € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 63,700
Lot Description
Model: Submariner Comex
Reference: 5514
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1520
Case N°: 5228407 - 791
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The successful collaboration between Rolex and COMEX (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertise) started in the early 1970s when all divers were progressively equipped with watches especially made for COMEX: the present reference 5514 was one of those specimens specifically developed for the French company. Its stainless steel case is notably well preserved with very deep engraved with the COMEX issue number 791 and on the self-band the special gas escape valve designed to release built-up pressure from the case during a diver’s resurfacing and decompression. The black dial has applied white-gold luminous round, triangular and baton indexes and the iconic COMEX signature logo.