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Lot #1884

Rolex Submariner 5513 Serif 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

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Submariner

Movement

Automatic cal. 1520

Reference

5513

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

1975

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Boasting a stunning creamy yellow patina atop its luminous hour markers and hands, this example's dial is stunning. Additionally, this example boasts a serif dial, with serifs found on its 3, 6, and 9 o'clock hour markers that serve to make the watch that bit more refined.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Iconic in its styling and design, the Submariner 5513's beautiful stainless steel construction fits the wrist perfectly and with a certain aura of familiarity given the collection's relatively unchanged design since the ref. 5513 was discontinued in 1988.

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 excellent overall condition. Lugs all have soft chamfered lugs and visible surface scratches and wear. Dial has nicely aged indexes with matching hands. It is in near-mint condition with no signs of degredation. Hands are frsted and show signs of corrosion as shown. Bezel insert is in near-mint condition with a matching tritium pearly. The folded link oyster bracelet has 12 links total, with light stretch.

Our Perspective

Easily one of the most iconic sports watches ever made, the Submariner ref. 5513 is as stunning as it is desirable, with its design forming the foundation upon which almost every Submariner released since has used to establish itself amongst collectors and divers alike.

Eric Ku

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