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119
Rolex
SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 5513 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1977
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
119
Rolex
SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 5513 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1977
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 5513 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1977
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 1520 automatic, 17 jewels
Case:
stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back
Case number: 5'153'123
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

For many years, Rolex used to change hands, crown and bezel as part of the service procedure. While the intention to give the watch back to the client as if it was new was certainly commendable, this choice is perceived today by collectors as a tragedy. Countless pieces have lost their appealing homogeneity and instead came back with a uniquely patinated dial but also with contrasting white hands.

This lot is a rare and welcome exception. The vintage elegance of the watch is heightened by the matching egg-shell patina of the dial, hands and pearl of the bezel.  

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