The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.
Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261
104 Rolex In New Old Stock Conditions and Sought-After, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black Glossy Dial, With Warranty, Reference 5513
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 39,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: L976868
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Among the most immediately recognizable watches ever produced in the history of watchmaking, it can surely be found in the name of the Submariner, an absolutely iconic model of the Rolex brand. Its history began almost 70 years ago, when the reference 6204 was presented in 1953, followed by many other important references such as the 6538 Big crown or Coroncione, the 5512 and the 1680, the first model with date indication. Rolex launched the references 5513 together with the 5512 in 1962 as the next generation of the legendary Submariner line with the innovative crown guards in order to give this watches more strength and endurance. The color of the dials can alternatively be gilt with golden or mixed gold/silver graphics or, from 1967, matte with white graphics or in the ’80s glossy with white graphics such as the present watch. This very 5513 from 1990 impresses for its original condition, the well-preserved black graduated bezel and the attractive glossy black dial beautifully harmonizing with the ocher tone of the luminous numerals and hands. The tonneau-shaped stainless steel case shows crispy edges and bevels. The watch is also offered with its original warranty and its original Rolex Sticker still present on the case back confirming the New Old Stock overall conditions.