Debuting in 1953 and released to the public the following year, the Rolex Submariner has undoubtedly become one of the most iconic timepieces of all time thanks to its legendary status as Rolex's flagship dive watch. Used extensively by the British Royal Navy and professional diving operations like COMEX, the Submariner set the bar for all dive watches to follow. Featuring a genuinely timeless design that has remained relatively unchanged throughout its history, this Rolex has become the archetypal sports watch. With very few large-scale aesthetic upgrades made to it over the years except for timely advancements like introducing a date function to the collection in the late '60s, and its modern cerachrom bezels, the Submariner is seen as the prototypical dive watch thanks to its consistency. The Submariner has earned its status as a legendary watch, with it today remaining as one of the most sought-after timepieces around.
The 5513 was produced from 1962 to 1988, and was the non-chronometer version of the non-date Submariner. There were a multitude of dial variants made over those 26 years, ranging from gilt chapter ring dials in the beginning to matte dials, then ultimately the glossy dials with white gold luminous surrounds.
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$10,000 – $15,000
Watch is in overall excellent condition. Case has recently been polished and exhibits sharp lugs and a nice chamfered edge. Tje dial is in excellent shape with evenly toned luminous tjat matches the hands. The bezel insert has some light surface scratches and a crack at the 12 o'clock triangle. The 9135 bracelet has 11 links total, and there is light stretch.
The Maxi Dial 5513 is simply one of the most iconic sport watches that Rolex has ever made. With gently aged luminous, matching hands and a meter first dial, this is an excellent example you won't want to miss.