Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 536

ROLEX REF. 5513 METER FIRST, GILT Rolex," Oyster Perpetual, 200 m = 660 ft, Submariner,", No. 1964278, Ref. 5513. Made in 1966. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, stainless steel diver's wristwatch.

CHF 30,000 - 50,000

HKD 240,000 - 400,000 / USD 30,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 37,500

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, Twinlock winding- crown protected by the crown guard. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute division. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1520, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-01



HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. This meters first 5513 dial has aged evenly with some small stardust marks from oxydation. Interestingly enough the markers were probably damaged and removed but was done a long time ago, as the oxydation covers even where the luminous plots used to be. This confers a very unique look to the Submariner.