Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 185

185. Rolex Fine and Sought After Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 5513, With Black Matte Dial

Estimate € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 18,850
Lot Description
Model: Submariner
Reference: 5513
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1966
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1520
Case N°: 1297704
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Sticker

Rolex launched the references 5512 and 5513 in 1962 as the next generation of the legendary Submariner line. Unlike their earlier predecessors, the new references featured crown guards, which gave this tool watches a more robust look, as well as protected the crown during diving of any unnecessary mishaps. The color of the dials can alternatively be glossy with golden or mixed gold/silver graphics or, from 1964 ca., mat with white graphics such as the present watch. The present 5513 from 1966 impresses by its original condition, the well-preserved black graduated bezel and the attractive black mat dial beautifully harmonizing with the ivory tone of the luminous numerals and hands. The tonneau-shaped stainless steel case shows crispy edges and is equipped with its original box and most important the Sticker on the back which shows the almost New Old Stock conditions.