Rolex Submariner Non-Date 5513 with Matte Dial Circa 1970

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Year of issue: Circa 1970

Reference number: 5513

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A solid example of a 5513 with a matte dial with soft, creamy patina on the hands and markers. Original Oyster bracelet with folded links. 40mmStock 35880


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.