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60165

No Shipping into the U.S. - Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5513 Oyster Perpetual Submariner Made For The British Royal Navy, circa 1974...

2013 November 21 Session 1: Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5164

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 21, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
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No Shipping into the U.S. - Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5513 Oyster Perpetual Submariner Made For The British Royal Navy, circa 1974
Case: No. 3764838, stainless steel, three body, screw down back marked with broad arrow, Royal Navy number 0552/923-7697, issue number and year 89/74, 40 mm, rotating bezel fully calibrated for 60 units
Dial: black with luminous triangle, dot and baton indexes, luminous hands, center seconds, encircled "T" above the depth markings, 660ft=200m
Movement: caliber 1520, rhodium finish, 26 jewels, monometallic balance, hack feature, automatic
Band: fabric, military strap
Signed: all signed Rolex

Note: Special 5513 Submariners were British Royal Navy military issues with specific adaptations. The strap bars were soldered in place to ensure they could only be fitted with a non-reflective cloth strap. The dial was marked with an encircled "T" to indicate the use of the luminous material tritium. Some versions such as the present example were fitted with a special fully calibrated bezel. The watches were also fitted with the hacking feature to allow for a precise synchronization of time. The rare 5513 offered here was previously sold at a Sotheby's auction December 18th, 2008.

Important: Heritage cannot arrange for the delivery of Corum, Rolex, Piaget and/ or Franck Muller watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Corum, Rolex, Piaget and/or Franck Muller watches. These watches may not be shipped into the US. Heritage will not void a sale that involves importation into the US nor be liable if the watch is seized by customs. It is the buyer's responsibility to determine whether there are any import restrictions and to comply with such restrictions.

Condition Report*:

Type: Rolex Very Rare Ref. 5513 Oyster Perpetual Submariner Made For The British Royal Navy
Dial: black, luminous indexes
Hands; luminous skeleton hands
Metal: stainless steel
Case No: 3764838
Case Info: three body, screw down back
Case Width: 40 mm
Crystal: acrylic
Watch Movement: caliber 1520, rhodium finish, 26 jewels, monometallic balance, hack feature, automatic
Band: fabric, military
Circa: 1974
Condition: case, dial and movement all in good condition, with later associated box

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