Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco LOT 65


Rolex Submariner, ref. 6536/1, underline, “James Bond”, stainless steel.

Estimate € 30,000 –⁠ 40,000

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 1693266
Year: Circa 1955
Case N°: 139514
Caliber: 1030 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet
Literature: Similar example is illustrated in “Collezionare Orologi da Polso Rolex Submariner” di Guido Mondani editor

The “Small Crown” Submariner, reference 6536/1, successor of reference 6536, was introduced in 1955 and remained in production until 1959. Essentially identical to its predecessor, it was also available with the chronometer version of caliber 1030, featuring a 6 mm. Crown and no guards to protect it. The present lot is in overall nice condition. The case is crispy with strong lugs. The black dial with gilt printing and, furthermore, with the underline give to this watch an amazing appeal for any discerning collectors.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle « James Bond », réf. 6536/1, Underline. Cet exemplaire est en très bon état avec un boitier croustillant et des entre-cornes solides. Le cadran noir avec impression dorée et plus encore avec le « Underline » confère à cette montre un attrait majeur pour tous les collectionneurs exigeants.