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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3239

    ROLEX, "SUBMARINER" REF. 5513 MILITARY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY

    CASE 3926819, MANUFACTURED IN 1975

    Price Realised  

    ROLEX, "SUBMARINER" REF. 5513 MILITARY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
    CASE 3926819, MANUFACTURED IN 1975

    Calibre 1520, 26 jewels, matte black dial with luminescent tritium hour markers, encircled "T" indicating the presence of tritium, luminescent tritium "sword"-style hands and sweep centre seconds, three-part case with fixed metal bars, polished and satined, plastic crystal, rotatable 15-minute calibrated bezel, screw-down case back inscribed "0552/923-7697" and unit number "680/77", Triplock crown, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 39 mm.


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    US$63,000-88,000
    EUR48,000-67,000

    Accompanied by Rolex service guarantees.

    THE MILITARY SUBMARINERs were adapted following the specifications requested by the British Ministry of Defence as part of the equipment of some military corps. The watch cases were soldered with fixed bar lugs, the dials easily readable and were therefore equipped with "sword"-type hands. They also had to show the international symbol for tritium - the encircled "T' for the presence of tritium in the luminescent coating of the hour markers.

    On the case back one would find a series of engraved markings:
    0552 corresponds to the British Ministry of Defence
    923-7697 corresponds to the NATO code
    the Broad Arrow characterises all watches owned by the British Army
    680 is the issue number and 77 indicates the issue year.

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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.