1971 Rolex Submariner Serif Dial Ref. 5513

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 5513
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


The Submariner reference 5513 is the most iconic and important Submariner reference. The production period was from 1962 until 1989, the longest run for a Submariner reference. The early Gilt dials transitioned in 1967 to the matte dial and in the early 1980's to the glossy dial with white gold surroundings. The current example bears the second dial variant for the matte dial, the Feet First Serif dial which corresponds with the serial range of this example. The serial number dates the watch back to 1971 making this is an early example of the Serif dial. The offered watch is preserved overall in mint condition bearing all original parts including the original folded Oyster bracelet. The dial is flawless and the lumes on the dial are beautifully aged to a vivid vanilla color, matching with the lumes on the hands. An all time classic watch for the demanding collector but also for someone who will appreciate condition.

SKU 1.1.705
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner Serif Dial
Ref. No. 5513
Serial No. 2706XXX
Year 1971
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case that has been very lightly polished in the past. The lugs remain straight and even with nice bevels , the case numbers are fully intact.
Bracelet / Strap Excellent folded Oyster 9315 bracelet with little stretch from use, clasp stamped 71', 11 links
Dial Excellent and correct Serif dial with vanilla colored lume plots matching with the hands
Price Sold
Crystal Superdome crystal
Movement Automatic
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik

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...