1971 Rolex Submariner Serif Dial Ref. 5513
The Submariner reference 5513 is the most iconic and important Submariner reference. The production period was from 1962 until 1989, the longest run for a Submariner reference. The early Gilt dials transitioned in 1967 to the matte dial and in the early 1980's to the glossy dial with white gold surroundings. The current example bears the second dial variant for the matte dial, the Feet First Serif dial which corresponds with the serial range of this example. The serial number dates the watch back to 1971 making this is an early example of the Serif dial. The offered watch is preserved overall in mint condition bearing all original parts including the original folded Oyster bracelet. The dial is flawless and the lumes on the dial are beautifully aged to a vivid vanilla color, matching with the lumes on the hands. An all time classic watch for the demanding collector but also for someone who will appreciate condition.
|Model||Submariner Serif Dial|
|Case||Excellent stainless steel case that has been very lightly polished in the past. The lugs remain straight and even with nice bevels , the case numbers are fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent folded Oyster 9315 bracelet with little stretch from use, clasp stamped 71', 11 links|
|Dial||Excellent and correct Serif dial with vanilla colored lume plots matching with the hands|
Released in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the Submariner was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100m. The most recognizable watch in the Rolex line-up. The Submariner is characterized by its iconic black dial and diving bezel. A tool watch with a strong Rolex DNA, the Submariner is not only the most iconic Rolex, but probably the most iconic watch of all time.