Rolex “The Full set Meter first Submariner ref. 5513”

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1967
Reference number: 5513
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € On request

Description

Great and rare example of steel Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, manufactured in 1967. Launched in 1962 the Submariner ref. 5513 was in production until 1988. Along with its sibling reference 5512, it represents the first Submariner to be fitted with crown guards. Its predecessors such as reference 5508 or 6536/1 featured a small crown, which Rolex deemed too delicate for a robust tool watch. Initially produced with glossy lacquered dials for a short production span of approximately four years, Rolex started to introduce the matte dials from 1966. The present specimen is particularly charming and it is preserved in wonderful condition. The amazing matte Dial is enhanced by the warm ivory tone of the indexes. It features the very rare Meter First configuration with “200m=660ft” and “Submariner” writing at 6 o’clock position. The beautiful case is still preserving its full proportions. Accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee, booklet and Rolex Anchor Case n.: 1.8xx.xxx Calibre: Automatic, Cal. 1520 Diam: 40mm Box & Papers: Original Rolex Guarantee, booklet and Rolex Anchor Manufactured in: 1967 and sold in 1969

Dealer

Corrado Mattarelli

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...