Sunday, February 05, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"

Rolex Submariner

So-called "James Bond" Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, "Submariner, 100m/330ft". Made in 1957. Center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times. Black dial with tritium-coated bâton, triangular and round indexes. Tritium-coated "skeleton" hands. Movement: Caliber 1030, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Diameter 37 mm. Thickness: 13 mm.

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