Rolex Submariner 5510, caliber 1530, 1958, 60,000CHF-80,000CHF, considered the rarest of the Big Crowns as it was only produced for one year and there are believe to have only been 300-600 ever made Lot 114

The much anticipated Phillips “Geneva Watch Auction: One” takes place this Sunday. And for this article, we selected four of the most uncommon Rolexes from the upcoming sale – excluding the Daytonas – which we already know can exceed a million Swiss francs.

Here is the list: 1- 6452 GMT-Master with Bakelite bezel, 2- Submariner 5510 Big Crown, 3- Submariner 5513 with Explorer underline dial 4- 6541 Milgauss with honeycomb dial and “lightning bolt” hand.

In total, these four Rolexes are expected to fetch between 340,000 CHF to 610,000 CHF. That’s a huge range, but considering the auctioneer is Aurel Bacs – the sky’s the limit.


Rolex Milgauss 6541, caliber 1066, 1958, 150,000CHF to 300,000CHF, it has honeycomb dial with a tropical brown color, circular hour markers and faceted triangular hour markers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, a red triangle at 12 and very rare “lightning bolt” seconds hand, Lot 189

Rolex Submariner 5513 with rare Explorer “three-six-nine-dials” and with underline below Rolex Oyster Perpetual,” caliber 1530, 1964, 80,000CHF to 150,000CHF, Lot 116

Rolex GMT-Master 6541 with the rare bakelite bezel, caliber 1066, 1959, 50,000CHF to 80,000CHF, Lot 77

Final Results:
Lot 77 – DID NOT SELL
Lot 114 – SOLD for 87,000CHF
Lot 116 – SOLD FOR 137,000 CHF
Lot 189 – SOLD FOR 245,000 CHF

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He specializes in reporting on the watch industry and is interested in continually learning about all aspects of watchmaking craftsmanship, history, and design.