Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

203 Rolex Fine and Sought After Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 5513, With Black “Tropical” Gilt Dial

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 29,900

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 5513
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1965
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1520
Case N°: 1201236
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

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 these tool watches a more robust look, as well as protected the crown during diving of any unnecessary mishaps. The 5513 has a bezel with minute divisions for the first fifteen minutes and silver triangle, the dial can alternatively be matte with white signature or, like the present lot, gilt with gilt printing. The depth is rated to 200 m – 660 ft, and, as of 1964, the designation “Swiss T<25” was added to the bottom of the dial. The present watch produced in 1965 as confirmed by the case numbers, impresses by its original and well-preserved condition of the stainless steel case. The ivory tone of the luminous numerals and hands harmonize perfectly with glossy black and its classic gold lettering, but it is impossible not to notice and fall in love with the brown patina that is slowly taking possession of the entire dial.