May 7, 2015
This is an incredible example of a 1950s Rolex Submariner reference 6538 known as the big crown "James Bond." This James Bond Submariner is in mint condition with a very sharp case, beautiful original glossy dial, original bezel insert, and a very tight original Rolex oyster band.
What makes this reference 6538 even more special is the fact it comes with the original Rolex box, Rolex guarantee papers, timing certificate, anchor, and hang tags. Having this type of documentation of such an early Rolex James Bond Submariner is extremely rare.
There were several variations of the reference 6538 and this particular one is highly desirable with the chronometer movement and four rows of writing on the bottom half of the dial. There is a huge following for Rolex James bond submariners and to find nice examples available for sale today has become a challenging task as many of of these watches were ruined from use and many are in collections. The combination of the top condition and all the documentation makes this 6538 a grail example.