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Lot #1758

Rolex Submariner 5513 Meters First Dial

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Introduction

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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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$10,000 – $15,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Submariner

Movement

Automatic cal. 1520

Reference

5513

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

1967

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Fitted with a maxi dial, the ref. 5513 featured enlarged hour markers compared to the models that came before it. Additionally, this example's depth rating reads with the meters first.

THE MOVEMENT

In order to circumvent duties on Swiss watch movements with over 17 jewels, Rolex made 17 jewel 1520 movements specifically for USA market watches. This is one of those watches.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

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.

Our Perspective

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.