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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 156

ROLEX, REF. 5513, SUBMARINER METER FIRST, STEEL

Fine and very rare stainless steel self-winding diver wristwatch, black rotating bezel, black dial “meter first”.

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference 5513

Year Circa 1968

Case No. 2040807

Bracelet Stainless steel Oyster riveted bracelet with stainless steel deployant clasp signed Rolex USA / CI

Caliber 1520

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Warranty

EUR 13,000 - 18,000

USD 16,000 - 22,000 / HKD 122,000 - 170,000

Sold: EUR 19,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Caseback IV. 68
It took almost ten years, between 1953 and 1962, i.e. since the birth of the Submariner model, to develop reference 5513, the most emblematic model of the " no date " Submariners. Launched three years after the reference 5512, the Submariner Ref. 5513 finally meets all the technical requirements of the professional diving sector. As evidence of its success, the watch was produced by the Manufacture from 1962 to 1989. This model, from 1968, is one of the first examples of 5513 with a matt dial. Here, the particularity of this watch is its "Meter First" dial where the indication of water-resistance at 200 metres precedes that in feet. This important detail, found on the first models from 1967 to 1969, is unusual and makes the watch all the more sought-after by collectors.