Vintage of the Week: Dr. No Says Yes to the Submariner
Intended for making a plunge 1953, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is remarkably exemplary. The principal watch to have a profundity rating of 330 feet, or 100 meters, the company obviously set the bar with this model.
Shortly after its introduction, Ref. No. 6536, delivered for only one year in 1955, has become a genuine contender as one of the most considered vintage pieces in the arrangement and was purportedly a transitional model for Rolex. Not to be confused with Ref. No. 6536/1, the 6536 was created with an alternate gasket, precious stone, case and little crown. There were hardly 100 of these specific models created, and it is one of the Submariners with no crown monitor—also called “no crown watch Submariners.” The line of 6200 Submariners likewise started highlighting the Mercedes hand set, however not the primary Rolex to encompass this trait.
It’s likewise intriguing to note that when the Rolex Submariner 6536 enters the discussion, it generally carries with it Ref. No. 6536/1. This model was presented in 1955 and finished in 1959 and along with its archetype, has a little crown (6mm). While gathering these two explicit models, authorities frequently banter whether either model incorporated a chronometer development. You can see the more present day models on our site as a comparison .
The Rolex Submariner 6536 Makes It Into Dr. No
You may notice that when the subject of no crown monitor Submariners comes up, so does the name James Bond. In spite of the fact that “Dr. No” was the main flick went for the arrangement, Ian Fleming references the Swiss company’s iconic watch twice in the arrangement; once in the second book, Live and Let Die, distributed in 1954, and again in the eleventh book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, distributed in 1963. The second portrays the “huge luminous numerals” Bond glimpses when taking an apathetic 12 PM look at his chronometer, “a substantial Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an extending metal bracelet.”
But what really happened best the entirety of the scholarly analysis to Fleming and his name dropping: When shooting “Dr. No,” the spending plan didn’t permit the group to buy a real Rolex for 007 and, presumably on the grounds that promoting in movies wasn’t what it is today (perused: Daniel Craig tasting on Heinekens), Rolex was not able to give one. So one of the film’s makers, Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, took the Submariner from his wrist and gave it to Sean Connery . What does the entirety of this have to do with the 6536? Many accept the 6536/1 is the watch Connery wore in “Dr. No” (and as we said, the 6536 and 6536/1 are regularly talked about together), however indeed it was a 6538, which was created with a major crown (8mm).