Lot 119
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ROLEX | SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 5513 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1977

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Sold
8,750 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 5513 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1977
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 1520 automatic, 17 jewelsCase: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and backCase number: 5'153'123Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding claspDimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: none

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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