Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

87 Rolex In Exceptional Conditions and Sought-After, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black Matte Dial, Reference 5513

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

A 20% import VAT is due on the final price including premium, only if it is delivered within the EU.

Model: Submariner
Reference: 5513
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1520
Case N°: 5030178
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Among the most instantly recognizable timepieces in the rich tapestry of watchmaking history, the Rolex Submariner stands as an absolute icon. This legendary model traces its roots back over seven decades to the unveiling of the reference 6204 in 1953. The Submariner’s journey continued with pivotal references like the 6538 Big Crown, the 5512, and the 1680, the inaugural model featuring a date indication. In 1962, Rolex introduced the references 5513 and 5512, marking the next phase in the evolution of the Submariner line by incorporating innovative crown guards for enhanced strength and durability. The dials of these timepieces exhibit various configurations, ranging from gilt with golden or mixed gold/silver graphics to matte dials with white graphics introduced in 1967, and later, in the ’80s, glossy versions with white graphics. The presented 5513 from 1977 stands out for its original condition, featuring a well-preserved black graduated bezel and an alluring matte black dial. The dial’s aesthetics beautifully harmonize with the light ocher tone of the luminous numerals and hands, creating a visually captivating ensemble. The tonneau-shaped stainless steel case showcases crisp edges and bevels, attesting to its remarkable preservation. Adding to its charm, the watch comes with its original Rolex Sticker still intact on the case back, confirming its nearly New Old Stock overall condition, a testament to the timepiece’s exceptional state of preservation.

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