Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 382

Ref. 5513, self-winding, diver’s, centre-seconds; “Submariner”, so-called “Maxi Dial”; stainless steel

EUR 9,100 - 13,700

USD 10,900 - 16,300 / HKD 84,000 - 128,000

Sold: EUR 14,300

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, diver’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, “triplock” winding-crown protected by the crown guards, 60-minute graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with black insert for the decompression times, black colour dial with centre-seconds.

Case-back engraved with the name and military code of the owner of the watch, “W. S. “Bill” Beaton / Canada / 470 xxx xxx”.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Submariner, 660 ft - 200 m”; so-called “Maxi Dial”

Reference 5513 / 5512

Year circa 1981

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 6 745 112

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with “fliplock” deployant clasp (Ref. 93150)

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 1520, unadjusted

Dimensions 47.4 x 39.5 mm

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box (watch-holder missing), certificate of origin, “Submariner” booklet (Ref. IV. 77 9), “Submariner” booklet (Ref. 594.22, August 1982), “Your Rolex Oyster” booklet (Ref. 579.02, September 1983), hang tag


The original Certificate mentioned that this watch was delivered to Ken Taylor Jeweller Ltd., 72 Cedar Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 1A5 (Canada), and sold on May 10, 1984, to Mr. Bill Beaton.

This guarantee is well perforated with the code “700” which corresponds at Rolex to the Canadian market; however, it does not bear the watch number.


W. S. “Bill” Beaton, Canada

Williams S. “Bill” Beaton had a fairly short career in the Canadian Armed Forces. He went to the Naval Officer Selection Board early 1984, graduated from Officer Training School as acting sub-lieutenant in Chilliwack, British Columbia (BC), continued training in Esquimalt BC serving on HMCS Yukon and McKenzie transferred to fleet School in Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS), served on Fraser (all 3 ships were River class destroyer escorts) promoted to sub-lieutenant volunteered for submarine training served on HMCS Okanagan (Oberon class) and honourably discharged in late 1988.