Rolex Gilt Dial Submariner ref. 5513

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 1359xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Gilt dial sport watches are such a special category of collectable vintage Rolex. The subtle golden glow of the hands and markers against the glossy black dial creates a distinctive character that is unmistakable. This example has been guarded in mint condition that will satisfy even the most astute collector. Even the original riveted Oyster bracelet has been impeccably-preserved. 40mm. Stock 37998

Dealer

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...