Lot 57
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ROLEX | SUBMARINER METERS FIRST, REFERENCE 5513STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1967

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
10,625 GBP
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Description

  • SUBMARINER METERS FIRST, REFERENCE 5513STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1967
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 1520 automatic, 26 jewelsCase: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and backCase number: 1'617'063Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding claspDimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Rolex service invoices, one additional Rolex Oyster bracelet

Catalogue Note

Over the course of its 27 years of existence (1962-1989), the Rolex Submariner 5513 saw four major changes in the design of its dial. First fitted with a gilt dial, this was later changed to the matte 'meters first' dial, then replaced by the 'feet first', then lastly equipped by a dial with circled indexes.
This lot was is an early example of the matte meters first dial. The 5513 was produced with this dial for only a short period between 1966 and 1969/1970. This dial has now developed a consistent cream patina, as have the hands. The case has been preserved in good condition and retains attractive proportions. The watch still has its original expanding bracelet stamped for the first quarter of 1967. Furthermore, it comes with service history documentation. This 'one owner' piece is an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an appealing example of the rare matte meters first production. 
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