A fine and rare stainless steel diver's wristwatch with bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1972
    Reference No: 5513
    Case No: 2'903'897
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1520, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped "93150", endlinks stamped "580", max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped "93150" and "LT10"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1962, the Submariner ref. 5513 was produced for the longest period of time until 1989. Throughout the years of its lengthy production, many variants of the references were created. Collectors of vintage Rolex's may be aware of the terms "meter first", "maxi dial", "gilt dial" or the ultra rare "explorer dial". The matte dial was introduced in 1966 bearing a meter first dial for the next few years until it was replaced by a "feet first" dial in 1969.

    The current example is a ref. 5513 fitted with a matte, feet first dial presented in excellent condition produced in 1972. This watch is definitely not one to miss out on, especially for vintage Rolex enthusiasts.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 5513
A fine and rare stainless steel diver's wristwatch with bracelet

勞力士,「Submariner」型號5513,精細,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,1972年製

1972
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,000-13,500
$10,300-15,400

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019