A thing of beauty
A beautiful Rolex MilSub. Via Hodinkee.
This is one of the most beautiful Rolex Milsubs you will ever find. This uncommon and highly desirable reference 5517 was reportedly issued to the British Army Air Corps in 1977. The dial and hands are absolutely stunning and the bezel and pearl match the overall look of the piece perfectly. Milsubs differ from regular Submariners in a handful of way – the lugs and bars are fixed, the bezel insert is fully demarcated to 60 minutes (instead of only to 15 minutes), the dial has a T inside a circle indicating tritium, there are military engravings on the back, and the central hands are sword shaped.