拍品 61
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勞力士|5513型號「SUBMARINER EXPLORER DIAL」精鋼鍊帶腕錶,年份約1964

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50,000 - 80,000 GBP
已售出
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描述

  • 勞力士|5513型號「SUBMARINER EXPLORER DIAL」精鋼鍊帶腕錶,年份約1964
Dial: black Calibre: cal. 1530 automatic, 26 jewels Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: 1'170'515 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: one additional bracelet

拍品資料及來源

The reference 5513 is the most well-known Rolex Submariner. Available between 1962 and 1989, it was produced for the longest period out of of all Rolex diving watches which gives it a prominent status. The reason is that the 5513 was considered as a true tool watch and was therefore heavily used and enjoyed as such.
In the complex world of Vintage Rolex, small differences, usually only noticeable under close inspection, make an enormous difference to the collectibility of a watch. On some early references including the 5513, there is a particular and important exception with an instantly recognizable feature: the explorer dial. Only a small fraction of the Rolex Submariners from the early production, such as the references 6538, 6200, 5510, 5512 and the 5513, were fitted with this special ‘3-6-9' dial. The ‘Explorer dial’ or ‘3-6-9 dial’ is named after its similar layout to the Explorer design as opposed to the standard Submariner dial with the usual round, baton and triangle indexes.

In fact, there are several types of explorer dials further divided into two main categories based on the luminescent material used: radium or tritium. 

This present lot is part of the ultimate evolution with a tritium dial.

The association of the gilt minute indexes and signature combined with the silver depth rating indication and the cream patina of the hour indexes and matching hands is a real delight to find. This combination gives the piece a unique character which is further enhanced by its exceptional condition. This dial is beautifully vibrant, and the watch is also fitted with a naturally faded bezel and with a case still retaining strong proportions, demonstrating the exceptional charm these vintage Submariners can offer.

Until a couple of weeks ago, the piece was still used everyday by its first and original owner who has now decided to offer it on the international market after 55 years of faithful service.   

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