Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 'Maxi Dial' MK1 Sold
Case: All Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 40mm excluding crown
Caliber: Rolex cal. 1520 Automatic
Strap: 20mm Rolex Oyster 93150 stainless steel bracelet
with 580 endlinks stamped V8
The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in 1962 with no COSC printing on the dial (different from the 5512) and was the perfect tool watch for professional divers. First with the caliber 1530 and then, during the same year, with the caliber 1520 and updated crown-guard design.
The last series of matte dials that Rolex used in the Submariners are known by collectors as the Maxi Dials. The characteristic of these dials are the oversized lume plots for better visibility.
This particular example with serial number 5,600,xxx dates back to 1978 and is part of the first batch of ‘Maxi’ dials. It features a beautiful and untouched MK 1 black matte dial with lovely golden patina oversize lume plots. The hands remain also untouched, showing the pass of the years through them and giving the watch so much character. The bezel inlay is in very good condition, giving it a distinctive look. The fat 40mm stainless steel case is in great condition with super sharp chamfers. The super domed plexi makes the dial look even bigger.
This condition is truly difficult to find nowadays. Coming directly from the first owner, this example offered here is a drawer find (as there are no barns in Spain) in collectors’ condition that must not be missed. Otherwise it will be missed forever.
The watch is running good and keeping time, although service history is unknown.
It comes suited on the correct 20mm Rolex Oyster 93150 stainless steel bracelet with 580 endlinks and divers extension.