There is no question that one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable watches ever shown in a movie or strapped to a wrist was the Rolex Submariner, reference 6538 worn by Sean Connery in the James Bond movie "Dr. No." From that point on, this watch has been referred to as the James Bond Submariner. This original and vintage 'Big Crown' Submariner is amazingly beautiful and highly desirable. Unfortunately they rarely include the original bezel insert and there are stories of original bezel inserts for selling by themselves for upwards of $50,000. This watch has an original Rolex service bezel insert.
This watch is an amazing and well preserved example of the Rolex Vintage 6538 Big Crown James Bond SUbmariner. Featuring its namesake, the barrel shaped and oversized 'Big Crown' (stamped 'BREVET') this watch is in a class by itself. Punctuated by a well preserved and characteristic 4-Liner Gilt Dial with very faint spider marks which you won't see since your eyes will be distracted by the warm, creamy and perfectly matching patina on the Tritium luminous markers and hands. No matter where you go, this watch exudes an inexplicable aura of taste and style.
Additional Details and Specifics on this Watch:
Serial is 428xxx - Manufactured circa 1959
Dial is 100% original and never refinished - has some spidering marks but difficult to see with the naked eye (see detailed photos)
Bezel is Rolex service bezel - Original Rolex but not original to watch
Feint spidering on dial – hard to see with naked eye
Rivet style bracelet with full links is unsigned and will fit up to 7 3/4 inch wrist
Watch is in good working condition
**From the Atlas Collection**
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