Rolex Submariner Meter First Ref. 5513 Year 1968

Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 5513
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


The Rolex Submariner 5513 is probably the most collected Rolex today, not only because the number of models it was produced in but also for the variations in those. This very watch was the successor of the gilt dial Model and launched in 1967 as a meters first version. It has a beautiful matte dial with a nice vanilla patina on dial and hands. A timeless watch for the sophisticated collector.  

SKU 1.1.593
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner Meter First
Ref. No. 5513
Serial No. 1794XXX
Year 1968
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent sharp case whicvh has been lightly polished in the past
Bracelet / Strap Very good folded and rivited Oyster bracelet with very little stretch for its age, clasp stamped 76
Dial Excellent meters first dial with a nice vanilla patina, matching on dial and hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic dome crystal
Movement Automatic
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


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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...