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Auction Name: 2019 June 3 Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction - New York

Lot Number: 54291

Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/5408-54291

Rolex, Extremely Rare Submariner, Retailed by Cartier, Ref. 5513/0, Stainless Steel, Circa 1967
Case: 40 mm, stainless steel, three body, screw down back and crown, bi-directional bezel, No. 1772595
Dial: matte black, tritium indexes, luminous skeleton steel hands, signed "Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Cartier, 200m=660ft Submariner"
Movement: Rolex Cal 1520, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, automatic, unadjusted
Band: leather, steel buckle accompanied by the original and replacement oyster bracelets.

This timepiece comes from the original owner and purchaser. It is accompanied by its entire service history documentation from Rolex, and box.

From its inception in 1905, Rolex has been offered by the most exclusive and important jewelers in the world throughout its 114-year manufacture life. With respect to the greatest of Jewelers such as Tiffany & Co, and Joyeria Riveria, whose store signatures featured on Rolex dials, the rarest and most coveted are Rolex timepieces retailed by the house of Cartier.

This present lot, a Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 'Meters First' is offered by the original owner and purchaser. As a keen diver and founder of the 'New York Sea Gypsies' dive club, the watch has been on several diving adventures across the world including in Bermuda, Guam, Fiji, Indonesia, Morocco and in the oceans and lakes of the United States.

To ensure his dive 'tool' was always working exactly expected, the owner meticulously maintained the watch, serving it at regular intervals with the Rolex service center. As one expect from a passionate and experienced diver, all Rolex service documentation across the watches life was meticulously kept, as was the original and replacement oyster bracelets and its small, red Cartier box.


Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Extremely Rare Submariner, Retailed by Cartier, Ref. 5513/0, Stainless Steel, Circa 1967
Signed: Rolex on case, dial and movement
Model: Submariner, Ref. 5513
Dial: matte black, tritium indexes
Hands: luminous skeleton steel hands
Metal: stainless steel
Case: #1772595
Case Info: three body, screw back, Cartier internal inventory code numbers on back of the top right lug
Case Width: 40 mm
Crystal: acrylic
Watch Movement: Rolex Cal. 1520, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, automatic, unadjusted
Band: leather
Circa: 1967
Condition: This timepiece is presented in very good condition, with wear that can be seen on case as the original owner was an avid diver, and used the watch for this purpose. The original dual signature matte dial is in excellent condition. Movement runs and sets as it should. Service is recommended for daily use and accuracy.
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