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    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.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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