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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 269

ROLEX REF 5513 SUBMARINER 3-6-9 DIAL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, 200 m0=660 ft", case No.1125227, Ref. 5513. Made in 1964. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp.

Three-body, polished and brushed, curved lugs, screw down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, winding crown protected by the pointed crown guard. Black with luminous Arabic numerals at 3-6-9, baton and triangular indexes, outer minutes/seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1530, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.

CHF 80,000 - 100,000

HKD 708,000 - 885,000 / USD 91,000 - 114,000

Sold: CHF 93,750

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01



HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length: 180 mm. Already found as early as the reference 6200, the explorer dial configuration has always been one of the most sought after Rolex sports model due to its rarity but also its striking dial design with the arabic indexes replacing the usual baton shaped luminous markers. This explorer dial version of the 5513 is, according to our research, only the third of its kind to appear on the market. Featuring a lower underline and the double t<25 at the bottom of the dial, a must for any serious sports model collector.