Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds bracelet watch with rare 3-6-9 Explorer type dial with UnderlineRef:5513, Case No.1170464, Made in March 1964

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Lot 233
Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds bracelet watch with rare 3-6-9 Explorer type dial with UnderlineRef:5513, Case No.1170464, Made in March 1964

Sold for £ 74,400 (US$ 102,893) inc. premium
Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds bracelet watch with rare 3-6-9 Explorer type dial with Underline
Ref:5513, Case No.1170464, Made in March 1964
26-jewel Cal.1530 automatic movement, black gloss dial with baton hour markers and Arabic 3, 6, 9 at the quarters, dial printing and designation "Rolex Oyster Perpetual 200m=660ft Submariner" also printed in white underneath is the Underline and double printing of the T<25, calibrated faded bezel insert, polished case with screw down Oyster crown and screw back stamped 5513 III 64, fitted stainless steel folded link Rolex Oyster bracelet coded 7836, together with fitted Rolex period box and outer card case, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • The present Submariner is a particularly rare version of the celebrated reference 5513 model. The Explorer dial Submariners were believed to be produced in very small numbers during the late 1950's early 1960's. Rolex literature from this period shows this dial variation but exact production numbers are not known.
    The rarity of this present watch is further enhanced by the 'underline' positioned at the lower half of the dial, and also the double printing of the T<25.
    This watch was purchased in 1965 by the current owner's family.


Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds bracelet watch with rare 3-6-9 Explorer type dial with UnderlineRef:5513, Case No.1170464, Made in March 1964
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