Rolex Submariner 5513 Gilt Dial
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Launched in 1953, the Submariner line is one of - if not the single most important timepiece designs in all of wristwatch history. An icon among icons, its signature Oyster case, rotating dive-timing bezel and simple three-hand black dial configuration with perfect proportions is for many the singular most identifiable wristwatch in the world.
Introduced in the early 1960s, the Reference 5513 is easily the most recognizable Reference in the spread. At once handsome and capable, the earliest executions in the series are sought after by collectors for their historical significance and beauty. Spawning a number of variations (and innumerable knockoffs), the early no-date models are some of the most collectible diving watches on the market, discernible from later versions by their gilt dials and PCG (Pointed Crown Guard) Oyster Cases.
This particular example carries the serial number of 765007, dating it to the first run of models in '62/'63 and giving it a fun connection to a well-known member of MI6 (who of course also wore a Rolex Sub in his early adventures). In beautifully patinated condition, this piece features a tremendously crisp and sharp PCG case paired with a stunning aged "Silver Depth" Meters-First dial and nicely patinated handset.
Including a genuine C&I Rivet Oyster Bracelet (dated 1971), this may be the ultimate expression of the most popular model of the Submariner, making for a tremendous addition to any collection.
While 'normal' 5513 Subs are commonly found on today's vintage market, gilt dial examples are exceedingly hard to turn up in any condition, but examples of this caliber are downright scarce.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Rolex Submariner 5513 Gilt Dial