Rolex Submariner 5513 'Maxi Dial MK I'Sold
Rolex Submariner 5513 'Maxi Dial MK I'
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The Submariner 5513 was produced between 1962 until 1989. This Submariner model features crown guards which were to protect the Oyster crown. The rare pointed crown guards made their first appearance with this model and were later on replaced by the rounded crown guards. This is a perfectly functioning Rolex Submariner reference 5513 that dates back to the year 1976. It is made from stainless steel and runs on the calibre 1520, which is not chronometer certified and therefore the dial bears 2 lines of text (instead of 4-line chronometer dials). The watch features a maxi dial, which means that the tritium plots are larger than previous Submariners' indices, with an MK I configuration. This basically means that 'SUBMARINER' is printed under the depth rating, the 'S' looks like a 'Z' that faces the wrong way and the '=' in 660ft = 200m is displayed directly above the 'A'. Also, the coronet is more elegant in shape. The MK II to MK V have 'SUBMARINER' displayed above the depth rating and other minor distinctions. This piece is in great condition and comes with its original ‘93150’ bracelet with ‘580-stamped’ end-links.
Rolex SubmarinerVisionary Hans Wildorf set out to make the world’s first waterproof and dust proof wristwatch and so in 1926 the ‘Oyster case’ was created. Then later on in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was born, with a water depth rating of 330ft/100M making it one of the world’s first wristwatches designed for the upcoming sport of scuba diving. The wristwatch was created for divers who needed a precise watch which could scale to such depths and be a reliable and accurate way of measuring (with the turning bezel) the time spent underwater. A major aspect of creating such a time piece was to make it easily legible yet aesthetically pleasing, hence the large contrasting white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hand on the black dial. The rugged look was adopted by no other than himself Mr Bond. (Sean Connory as Bond wore it in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in the later ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’ movie.) A legend was born and overtime it proved to be arguably one of the best, most desirable and iconic luxury watch of all time.
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