Rolex watch makes £160k in Suffolk sale

Rolex Submariner watchA Rolex Submariner wrist watch has sold for £160,000 at Suffolk auction house Lockdales.

The watch burst through its pre-sale estimate of £10,000 to £20,000  in the auction house’s Fine Sale.

The gentleman’s Rolex ‘Big Crown’ 6538 was made in circa 1956, has its original bezel, gilt dial and hands. The watch’s case back is stamped 56, with the serial number 145296.

The watch is the same model that appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger in 1964.

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