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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 206

Ref. 5513, Stainless Steel ?Ranger Dial Submariner? Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, 200 m =600 ft, Submariner?, case No. 1689899, first generation Ref. 5513 with pointed crown guard. Made in 1967. Fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel gentleman?s wristwatch.

CHF 11,000 - 13,000

EUR 7,000 - 8,000 / USD 9,000 - 11,000

Sold: CHF 35,400

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated revolving bezel for the decompression times, winding crown protected by the crown guard, screw-down back. D. Black with luminous baton and triangular indexes and Arabic quarters. Luminous steel ?skeleton? hands. M. Cal. 1520, rhodium-plated, ?oeil-de-perdrix? decoration, 26 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39.5 mm. Thickness 14.6 mm. Property of an Italian Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01


Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Ref. 5513 The Submariner, was launched with ?Crown-Guard? in 1959, and was only produced in stainless steel and remained in the Rolex catalogue until 1990. This reference has been the choice of many of the world?s elite military forces. It is said that the two things that give away a member of the U.S. Special Force?s identity are his sapphire ring and his Rolex Submariner. A similar watch is illustrated in ?Rolex Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches? by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2006, vol. II, p. 224.