Rolex Submariner 5508

With high probability we can say that this is the most beautiful Submariner we’ve ever had.

Museum Piece
Rolex SubmarinerIn 1953, Rolex introduced one of the world’s first wrist watches geared specifically towards divers: the Submariner.
With high probability we can say that this is the most beautiful Submariner we’ve ever had. This Submariner carries the famous reference 5508, dates back to the year 1959 and runs on the automatic caliber 1030. It has a small, delicate, stainless steel case with a size of 37 millimeter, which is a bit smaller than we’re familiar with. The watch has a slightly newer ‘7206-stamped’ riveted Oyster bracelet and ’80-stamped’ end links.Beneath the acrylic crystal we find the gorgeous ‘Swiss only’, ‘Meters first’, ‘Tropical’ gilt dial that has coloured beautifully and almost has the look of a wooden dial. This piece still has its original radium index, as well as its original radium hands.This beauty may not be the best daily beater around but is definitely one of the best Submariner collectors' pieces you can get at the moment. So, make you’re move and bring this baby home.   
Rolex SubmarinerIn 1953, Rolex introduced one of the world’s first wrist watches geared specifically towards divers: the Submariner. Rolex had to confront a number of challenges when designing its first dive watch. The watch obviously had to withstand significant amounts of pressure and had to accurately measure time spent underwater, which the first Submariner achieved by featuring a 330ft/100m depth rating and a rotating diving bezel. It also had to be easily legible in conditions of reduced visibility yet aesthetically pleasing. Hence, the Sub’s iconic large white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hands set against a contrasting black dial.The Submariner is the most iconic and desirable luxury watch of all time and has been adopted by luminaries such as Jacques Cousteau, Che Guevara, and none other than James Bond. Our favorite Bond, Sean Connery, wore a big crown Sub in the 1962 classic ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’.