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Rolex Submariner 5513 'Non Serif'
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The Submariner 5513 was produced between 1962 until 1989. This Submariner model featured crown guards which protected the Oyster crown. The rare pointed crown guards made their first appearance with the reference 5513 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 1972. 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 'Non Serif' dial, which is a type of dial that was introduced late 1969 right after 'Meters First' dials got replaced by the 'Feet First' dials. Basically, it means that the 3-, 6- and 9-hour markers are perfectly shaped rectangles and lack serifs. Furthermore, 'Non Serif' dials (strangely enough) have serifs in the letter 'E' in 'Rolex' right under the coronet as opposed to 'Serif' dials that don't have serifs in the 'E'. Confusing, right? What counts, however, is that this piece is beautiful, completely original and in great condition.
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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