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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 392

    Rolex. A rare and unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, box and brown-coloured gloss dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 200M=660FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 5513, CASE NO. 987'196, MANUFACTURED IN 1964

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A rare and unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, box and brown-coloured gloss dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, ref. 5513, case no. 987'196, manufactured in 1964
    Cal. 1530 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 with screw back and screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex fitted green presentation box.

    The present watch is a very rare and unusual hybrid model of the celebrated Submariner reference 5513, introduced into the market in 1962.

    It features the black gloss dial with gilt printing, the minute marks positioned at the edge of the dial and the large "Rolex" crown, typical for the very first versions of reference 5513. Its case however, although clearly numbered 5513, has the characteristics of the earlier Submariner models, most notably the missing crown guards and the bezel with a smaller ring, the silver triangle and slightly elongated minute marks, matching the year of production of this watch, 1964.

    In addition to its very good, original overall condition, the present watch furthermore impresses by the extremely attractive black gloss dial which over the year has taken a warm, dark brown color and the discoloration of the luminous material to numerals and hands showing a uniform beige tone.

    Special Notice

    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.