Rolex Meters First Submariner Ref. 5513 C1968

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Year of issue: 1968

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 2649xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

An early example of a matte dial Submariner, noted for its distinctive domed tritium markers and amazing patina that is even matched on the pearl. This early dial variation has strong luminous material that still glows. Note the gorgeous original insert that has faded to a soft blue/grey color and original riveted Oyster bracelet stamped "66". 40mm. Stock 41579


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...