ROLEX SUBMARINER 5513 KILLER PATINA
We are all familiar with the wonderful stories about the Rolex Submariner. About the amazing quality and durability, about how these watches accompanied their owners to large depths in oceans all around the world to stay submerged for hours on end, without any problem what so ever. About Rolex and the French company COMEX and how this partnership eventually birthed the Rolex Sea-Dweller after testing batches of Submariner watches. And of course about the fact that James Bond used to wear a Rolex Submariner! (before the big Omega endorsement). The late Roger Moore for instance, can be seen wearing a Rolex Submariner 5513 in two of his biggest JB movies. Even the current Mr. Bond – Daniel Craig, wears a vintage Rolex Submariner (amongst others) in his spare time.
The 5513 Submariner we’re offering you here has an amazing yellow creamy patina on all the markers and on all three of the hands. The patinated Tritium has a very warm glow and is nice and even all-over. The matte black dial is truly pristine and shows no damages or signs of moist or water infiltration what so ever. The bracelet on this 5513 is a folded 9315 Oyster bracelet and is in a more than fair condition. The black bezel inlay shows some small marks of wear while the Tritium pearl inside the triangle on the 12 position has been replaced at some time, but the overall condition is really nice and clean.
This 5513 visited the Rolex Service Center in 2014 via WEMPE, Germany and received the full Rolex Service treatment. As to be expected with a watch that’s nearly 48 years old, the case and bracelet have been polished but the wonderful patina, perfect dial and overall Vintage glow make up greatly for the polished steel.
The watch has hardly been worn since it’s last service. Our Rolex certified watchmakers fully checked and waterproof tested this 5513 and the watch is accomoanied by it’s Rolex boxes and RSC paperwork. This archetype of dive watches will be sold with a 12 month warranty.
case number: 2673XXX
year of production: 1971
case diameter: 40mm
box and papers: Inner & outer box, including RSC service card