1959 Rolex Submariner Gilt Dial Ref. 5508
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
|Case||Excellent stainless steel that seems to be unpolished. The lugs are well defined and show beautiful factory bevels. The pin holes are crisp and unmolested. The original brass bezel is in very good condition and holding a later but beautiful grey faded insert|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good later Rivited Oyster bracelet showing moderate stretch from age|
|Dial||Excellent and very glossy Gilt dial with Silver depth rating and very prominent Gilt graphics. The dial is only showing very light wear from age and is free of cracks, swirls or matte areas. The original Radium luminous is almost fully present and has developed a beautiful beige color. The dial, in some lighting, shows a dark chocolate brown hue.|
Released in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the Submariner was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100m. The most recognizable watch in the Rolex line-up. The Submariner is characterized by its iconic black dial and diving bezel. A tool watch with a strong Rolex DNA, the Submariner is not only the most iconic Rolex, but probably the most iconic watch of all time.