• Lot 232

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original guarantee and servicing invoice

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 200M=660FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 5513, CASE NO. 1'348'430, MANUFACTURED IN 1966

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original guarantee and servicing invoice
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, ref. 5513, case no. 1'348'430, manufactured in 1966
    Cal. 1520 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex original Guarantee, Servicing Invoice from Rolex Paris dated 28 March 1989 and presentation box.

    Amongst collectors, the present model is affectionately called the "Bart Simpson" because of the form of the Rolex crown. Its particular shape, especially the straight tips, resemble the head of the famous cartoon character. This watch furthermore impresses by its original condition and the beautifully aged black lacquer dial, harmonizing with the ivory tone of the luminous numerals and hands and the gilt printing.

    Reference 5513 was launched in 1962, depth rated to 200 meters (660 ft), fitted with the 8 mm. crown, crown guards, the bezel with minute divisions for the first fifteen minutes and silver triangle, black dials with gilt printing. As of 1964, the designation "Swiss T<25" was added to the bottom of the dial.

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.


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