Meters First Rolex ref. 5513 Submariner

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Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 1896xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Noted for its early “meters first” dial with beautiful patina matched across the luminous hands and markers, as well as the fading-to-grey bezel insert, the watch is fitted with a #7836 Oyster bracelet. 40mm. Stock 41850


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...