Meters First Matte Dial Rolex Submariner ref. 5513

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 5513

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Offered in exceptional original condition, the watch boasts an early “meters first” matte dial with gorgeous patina that is perfectly matched across the hands and markers. This early dial variation still glows after UV light exposure, as it should, although the luminous is original and has not been restored. Further, the watch retains its original bezel insert and crown. The Oyster bracelet (#78360) is newer. The case is mint, with the original bevels still crisp. The condition of this watch will suit the preference of the discerning collector and he will, as well, understand the price premium. 40mm. Stock 43415


Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...