This stunning Gilt Dial Rolex Submariner 5513 remains excellent condition. This pre-owned watch dates to 1966 with a 1,41+,+++ serial number and I/66 case back. The watch features its original meters first gilt dial with matching hands and nicely faded fat font bezel insert. A you will bee from the images the case back features numerous Rolex service markings. The watch also benefits from being fitted with a service replacement 93150 oyster bracelet with P3 date code (1991) with 580 end links. The gilt dial on this particular Rolex Submariner 5513 has developed an interesting tropical characteristic - a features resulting from the original lacquer on the dial crazing and giving it an appearance of cracked leather. All 12 tritium hour markers are in perfect condition.
Watch Details: 40mm stainless steel case with rotating bezel. Nicely faded fat font bezel insert with 60 minute divers scale. Stunning tropical meters first gilt dial with tritium hour markers. Rolex calibre 1520 automatic movement. Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with folding clasp and divers extension.
The Rolex Submariner 5513 was in production between 1962 and 1989 and featured a 40mm stainless steel case, 60 minute rotating divers bezel and was powered by the Rolex calibre 1520 automatic movement. Collectable 5513’s include the the rare Explorer dial version with 3, 6 and 9 numerals and the British Armed Forces “Milsub” with its unique 5517 reference. Early 5513’s were fitted with meters first gilt gloss dials which often age in unpredictable and unique ways leading to the term tropical being used to describe the defect. The dials evolved over the year to include the matte serif and non serif, Pre-Comex and the MAXI. The last of the 5513’s were fitted with gloss dials which featured applied hour markers in white gold.
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