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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 110

    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, Garantie and sales tag

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 660FT=200M, REF. 5513, CASE NO. L340887, CIRCA 1989

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    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, Garantie and sales tag
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, 660ft=200m, ref. 5513, case no. L340887, circa 1989
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 1520, 26 jewels
    DIAL: black, gloss, dot, baton and dagger applied luminous numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, bidirectional revolving bezel with black insert graduated for 60 minutes, screw back, screw down crown, 39.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, extendable deployant clasp, approx. overall length 195 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex Garantie stamped by München retailer Andreas Schmid and dated December 1989, sales tag, green document holder, Rolex presentation box


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    The present reference 5513 is offered in exceptional, absolutely new-old-stock condition, still retaining the protective green sticker to the case back.

    Reference 5513, the “non-Chronometer” Submariner, is distinguished by its matte “two line no date” dial. It was in production from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Over the years the depth rating changed from meters first to feet-first, various fonts and the alignment of the text shifted, and the size of the luminous numerals varied.

    The present example, dating from around 1989, is one of the last examples of reference 5513 made.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.