1979 Rolex Submariner Maxi MK3 Dial Ref. 5513

Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 5513
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ n/a


The Best Maxi 5513       - The 5513 has been manufactured in multiple case and dial versions and in a production run of 30 years starting from 1959. It is undisputably the most iconic watch of all times and inevitably a must have for the passionate Vintage Rolex collector.  This gorgeous example bears the Maxi MK3 dial which is known to be the best version of the Maxi dials because of the large lume plots. The dial is in flawless condition bearing nicely patina'd lume plots which have taken a vibrant yellow color. The bezel is sharp and holds a super cool matching black insert and pearl.  The case has been lightly polished, is razor sharp and shows nice bevelling, the overall condition is very good. The watch comes on a 93150 folded Submariner bracelet with later clasp and diving extension.  The watch still retains a Dome crystal even enlarging the lume plots further. This is a super cool daily Submariner

Brand Rolex
Model Submariner Maxi MK3 dial
Ref. No. 5513
Serial No. 6163XXX
Year 1979
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent super sharp case that has been recently polished. The lugs remain straight and even with beautiful bevelling. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact. The bezel is equally crisp and has a beautiful period correct bezel and nice pearl
Bracelet / Strap Excellent  93150 Oyster bracelet with dive extension. The links are sharp and do not show much wear from age. 11 links
Dial Excellent MK3 Maxi dial with beautifully aged lume plots and matching hands. The color of the luminous material is vibrant and very consistent overall
Price Sold
Crystal Dome Acrylic
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...