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New in! Rolex Military Submariner Ref. 5517 Maxi-Dial "MilSub" (British Royal Navy Issue)


ROLEX: Stainless steel British Royal Navy issue Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 200m automatic strap watch, issued in 1978. Large size stainless steel case with the bi-directional rotating diving bezel with the original Rolex 60 minute marker insert (unique to the Rolex milSub!), acrylic plexi-crystal, polished case-sides, and screw down Rolex Triplock winding crown. The case is very well proportioned, and has been lightly refreshed during past Rolex services. Original fixed strap retaining bars (the 6 o'clock bar has some score and braze marks where the owner's father tried unsuccessfully to remove the bars to fit a bracelet!). Original screw case back with the British military issue marks: 0552/923-7697 8**/78 and Admiralty "broad arrow" (the case back has small surface marks). Very crisp original matt black "T-circle" maxi dial (denoting tritium dial markings) with original Rolex gladiator sword-shaped hour, minute hands and centre seconds hand. Self-winding Rolex cal. 1520 automatic movement with hacking seconds, in perfect working order. Fitted with a grey 20mm NATO strap. This watch is one of around seventy Rolex Submariner watches supplied to the British Royal Navy with the unique Rolex "5517" reference number. The watch was formerly owned by a Royal Navy Submariner, and saw active service during the Falkands conflict. Documentation: past service documentation from Rolex UK Accessories: related items and letter of provenence from the original owner of the watch. The 5517 milsub is a true "grail" watch for the top-tier collector: examples very rarely appear for sale! Model ref. 5517 Case no. 5339*** (Stock #28540) Status: On Hold


New In! 1981 Rolex-Comex Sea Dweller 2,000ft Bracelet Watch (Super-Set!)


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Comex Sea-Dweller Chronometer bracelet watch, issued to the Comex Diving Organisation in 1981. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating diving bezel with faded green-black calibrated diving insert with tritium pearl, domed acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down "Triplock" winding crown and helium gas escape valve, in fine used condition. Screw case back with the engraved Rolex inscription, and the original Comex issue number "22XX" deeply impressed in the centre. Fitted with the original matt black Mk I 600m "Pisani" rail dial with heavy white tritium hour markers with outer printed minute dashes, and tritium Mercedes pattern hands. Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, COMEX, 2,000ft=600m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Nickel plated self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in perfect working order. Fitted with the stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150 with 585 end-pieces) with Fliplock buckle and diver's extension link, in very good used condition. Box: complete with the original Rolex slash-card presentation case and outer cardboard box with 1665 sticker Accessories: original Rolex Submariner / Sea-Dweller and Rolex Oyster booklets, plastic wallet (with original serial number / Comex issue number sticker), original green swing tag (with original numbers sticker), red Chronometer seal, 200ft Rolex anchor, Triplock plastic swing tag, past Rolex service documentation, and photocopy Henry Hudson letter confirming delivery to Comex in September 1981 Documentation: complete with the original un-dated "punched numbers" guarantee certificate. This rare Comex Sea-Dweller is one of the most complete "super-set" 1665s with all documentation and accesories present! Model ref. 1665 Case no. 6018*** Price: £200k (Stock #27950) Status: Available


New In! 1978 Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller Bracelet Watch (Full-Set Box & Docs.)


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "white-writing" Sea Dweller Date Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1978. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating diving bezel with black calibrated insert with "pumpkin" tritium pearl, screw down "Triplock" winding crown, and helium gas escape valve in the case-side, in fine used condition. Screw case back engraved Rolex with the twin Rolex crowns, and "Rolex Patent - Oyster - Gas Escape Valve". Acrylic plexi-crystal. Fine original matt black dial with "pumpkin patina" tritium dot and baton hour markers, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, 2,000ft=610m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. White metal Mercedes-pattern hands with matching pumpkin tritium in-fill. Nickel plated Rolex cal. 1570 twenty-six jewel automatic movement in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150 VC with 585 end-pieces) with Fliplock buckle, in very good used condition. Box: complete with the original Rolex presentation case, and outer cardboard box Accessories: original Rolex Submariner and Your Rolex Oyster instruction booklets, red Chronometer seal Documentation: green plastic wallet with the original "punched papers" guarantee certificate dated 31st July 1978 (UK supplied). This full-set "Great White" is a collector's dream! Model ref. 1665 Case no. 5469*** (Stock #28530) Status: On Hold


New In! Unworn 2022 Rolex Explorer Chronometer Bracelet Watch (Full-set Box & Docs.)


ROLEX: Gent's unworn stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Chronometer bracelet watch, as-new 2022 watch. New model stainless steel 36mm Oyster case, with polished bezel, brushed shoulders, screw down Rolex "Twinlock" winding crown, and screw case back, and sapphire crystal, completely unworn and as-new. Gloss black dial with applied white gold and superluminova hour markers, luminous Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9, and outer printed minute marks. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss Made. White gold and superluminova Mercedes hands. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in perfect working order with Rolex 5 year international warranty. Fitted with the new Rolex Oyster solid link bracelet with locking buckle and extendable comfort link, as-new. Box: complete with the original Rolex presentation case and outer cardboard box Accesories: Rolex Explorer booklet, numbered swing tag, green Chronometer seal Documentation: green leather wallet with original Rolex guarantee card dated 2022 (UK supplied). This newly-released model is a happy return to the traditional 36mm Explorer case size, and is probably the "perfect" Explorer! Model ref. 124270 Case no. Random Serial Number (Stock #28565) Status: On Hold


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