ROLEX Submariner 5513 Pre Comex Matte Dial (1978)

Sale price Price £13,000.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Manufacturer - ROLEX

Year - 1978

Reference - 5513

Movement - 1520

Case Serial - 5224145

Material Stainless Steel - 39 mm not including crown

Case, movement, and dial signed

So-called due to its striking similarity to some of the Comex 5514 dials (made at the request of the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertise or “COMEX”, a specialist French diving company within the oil industry, and a sub-reference now commanding several tens of thousands on the market), the ref. 5513 "Pre Comex" is an unquestionably distinctive version of ostensibly the most iconic watch of all time

Featuring the recognisable fat coronet, open 6's on the depth measurement, immaculate original matte dial with matching markers and hands, this is truly a magnificent example of a lesser spotted titan

The case is fat and appears to be unpolished - light surface wear typcial of age - brushing of the lugs remains visible, as do the natural bevels

93150 bracelet, with fliplock clasp and 580 endlinks

The bezel insert is on the verge of turning grey, having aged perfectly and evenly

The bezel itself could benefit from a replacement tension ring and click spring as it currently moves freely in both directions

Small crack to the (presumed original) crystal at 7 o'clock, slight scratch just after 2

Currently running strong and keeping exceptional time

COMEX Submariner watches are amongst the most sought after of all, and consequently come with prices to match - this is a rare opportunity to acquire a fantastically preserved and low production run 5513 with all the hallmarks of the aforementioned, at a fraction of the price - at least for the time being - don't sleep on this one