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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
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This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules an… Read more ROLEXMADE FOR THE BRISTISH ROYAL NAVY, REF. 5513/17 'MILSUB'THE PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER
ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY

SIGNED ROLEX, SUBMARINER 'MILSUB' MODEL, REF. 5513/17, CASE NO. 3'926'908, CIRCA 1975

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ROLEX. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND HACK FEATURE - MADE FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
SIGNED ROLEX, SUBMARINER 'MILSUB' MODEL, REF. 5513/17, CASE NO. 3'926'908, CIRCA 1975
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Black, encircled "T"
Case: 39 mm. diam.
Remark: Ref. 5513/17
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This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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Lot Essay

Consigned by the family of the original owner, the present “Milsub” is a highly attractive representative of the rare and much sought after model. The untouched dial is graced by the highly attractive discoloration of the luminous material to numerals and hands displaying a beautiful, uniform ivory tone. The bezel is the correct version featuring minute markings, unique for the military Submariner series.

Reference 5513/17
The Military version of the Submariner ref. 5513 was adapted following the specifications requested by the British Ministry of Defence. The watches had to be fitted with fixed bar lugs with a diameter of at least 2 mm. The dials had to be easily readable and were therefore equipped with the larger "sword" hands. They also had to show the international symbol for Tritium, the encircled "T". The hack feature allowing the precise setting of the time was another specific request. The models furthermore had a unique bezel with sixty minute marks rather than only the first fifteen minutes. The outside of the case backs was marked with the military broad arrow sign, Ministry of Defence issue numbers and unit number. Furthermore, the inside of the case backs repeated the serial number which is commonly only found between the lugs.

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