Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

114 Rolex Historically Important and Collectible, Submariner James Bond, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Gilt Dial, Reference 6536/1

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 48,100

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 6536/1
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1956
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1030
Case N°: 153087
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The lot here offered is one of the first and most famous references ever produced by Rolex, the 6536/1 also known as “James Bond” since the same specimen was worn by Sean Connery in one of the English spy’s movies of 1960. This reference and its brethren 6536 were in production for a short time between 1955 and 1959. Both feature the new caliber 1030 movement, cases without a crown guard and a 6 mm. crown. Ref. 6536 has a slightly thicker case and slightly smaller dial diameter than ref. 6536/1. Featuring the classic graduated black bezel, a mat dial with an elegant patina, the typical Mercedes hands and a beautiful Oyster bracelet, this 6536/1 is a piece of great charm. The case is crisp with strong lugs and nice factory finished bevels and the black dial is a pleasure to behold. A highlight for the connoisseur of rare timepieces, this Submariner is, furthermore, preserved in extremely appealing original overall condition.