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LOT :146
Estimate EUR : €5,500.00 - €7,500.00
Auction Date : 05-12-2017



26-jewels Cal-1520 automatic movement, black dial signed Submariner 200m=660ft, luminous dot hour markers and baton quarters, white outer minute divisions with five minute markers, polished Mercedes hands with luminous inserts and centre seconds, brushed and polished tonneau form case with screw down Oyster back and shouldered screw down crown, inner case back date coded, bi-directional bezel with black calibrated insert, fitted brushed Oyster link bracelet with signed folding clasp stamped S DE7, case, case, dial and movement signed, serial no. 1665356, ref. no. 5513, with maker's box, case width (including crown) 4.5cm

The Submariner...

Rolex SA, the Swiss luxury watchmaker was founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis and moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. The company and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. Today, the company is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a family private trust.

In 1953, the French Navy diver Jacques Costeau sparked worldwide interest in diving and underwater exploration, through his book The Silent World and the subsequent award-winning film. On foot of this curiosity, Rolex created The Submariner, a classic sports wristwatch, designed for diving and renowned for its resistance to water and corrosion. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair.

October 1962 saw James Bond, played by Sean Connery, make his cinema debut wearing a Submariner and the watch was immortalised. The reliable and rugged dive watch, fast embodied suave masculinity and adventure. Although it is rarity that makes this Rolex particularly special, with the subtly unique exclamation point dial, (6 oclock position), original aluminium bezel insert and lack of crown guards (all Subs post-5508 feature crown guards).

Rolex introduced reference 5513 in 1962 and produced the reference until the mid-1980's. It is identifiable by its lack of date feature, allowing for a well-balanced dial design. Early 5513s featured a glossy black dial with gilt text, and in the mid-1960's, Rolex started producing the reference with a matte dial and white printing. These dials featured the depth rating with meters indicated first "200m=660ft", and towards the end of the 1960's, Rolex began producing dials with the depth rating that indicated feet first. The matte dial reference 5513 appeals to vintage Rolex enthusiasts for it's dial symmetry, durability, and place in Rolex history as inspiration for future Submariner models.



Hammer Price : €6,500.00
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