ROLEX | SUBMARINER "EXPLORER DIAL", REF 5513 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH EXPLORER DIAL BRACELET, CIRCA 1964 " | 勞力士 | Submariner ""Explorer Dial"" 型號5513 精鋼鏈帶腕錶，錶殼編號1170517，約1964年製"
SUBMARINER "EXPLORER DIAL", REF 5513
A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH EXPLORER DIAL BRACELET, CIRCA 1964
Submariner "Explorer Dial" 型號5513
Calibre: cal. 1530 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 1'170'517
Closure: stainless steel Tudor bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 205 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in a very attractive condition, with minor hairlines at places resembling a spider web dial, an imperfection condition that is very desirable for collectors. The hands and lumes react well under UV. There is some very minor losses and area of oxidation towards the edges in the minute track. The hands are oxidized. The case with surface wear throughout that can be seen with the naked eye. There is some minor polishing to the case. The bezel has taken a cool silvery greyish tone with minor surface wear at places and particularly at 9 o'clock. The band with minor surface wear that is visible to the naked eye. The case back with minor surface wear throughout. Inside case back is stamped for the 3rd quarter of 1964. There is some minor pitting between the lugs but the case and reference number are very crisp. The bracelet is slightly stretched and with minor surface wear, otherwise, it has been kept in good overall condition for its age. The bracelet is a Tudor bracelet and not made by Rolex.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Since the introduction of the Submariner in 1953, it has not only paved the way for how dive watches should be but has also defined how a sport watch should be. Over the years, the model has been worn by countless celebrities, sports legends and many noteworthy people that one can name. Among all Submariner references, the reference 5513 had the longest production years from 1962 to 1982, and for this reason, it had gained a prominent status among the Rolex society. However, even for the same reference, in the complex world of Vintage Rolex the smallest variance can make an enormous difference to the collectability of a watch.
The present watch is a very desirable example of the reference 5513 as it has an extremely rare 3-6-9 luminous hour marker that is only available for a small fraction of early Submariners. Furthermore, highlighted with a beautiful gilt dial and enhanced with lovely golden brown color text, this vintage Submariner watch demonstrates an exceptional charm which modern watches cannot propose. Being recognized as one of the greatest watch models of all time, the Rolex Submariner is without doubt a fascinating watch that will appeal to collectors of all categories.