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955. Rolex A fne, very early and extremely rare stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with center seconds and bracelet, retailed by Serpico Y Laino 勞力士, 「Submariner」型號5513,精細及非常罕有,精鋼自動上弦 鏈帶腕錶,由Serpico Y Laino銷售,約1963年製 Manufacturer Year

Rolex Circa 1963

Reference No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre

5513 992’000 Submariner Stainless steel Automatic, cal. 1530, 26 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet stamped 80 to the endlinks Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp Dimensions Signed

stamped 4.63 39.5mm Diameter Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate

HKD 235,000-390,000 USD 30,100-50,000

Co-signed timepieces are avidly sought-afer by collectors in virtue of their rarity, the unique appearance, and also because these dials hark back to its original retail location, travelling back to the bygone eras during which the timepiece was sold. The present watch is a co-signed timepiece, with the Serpico Y Laino signature at six. But the timepieces holds another surprise — when examining the caseback, one can notice that the fnely engraved retailer S&L monogram followed by the case metal in Spanish (Acero) has miraculously retained, furthermore in quite crisp condition, through nearly half a century of life of the watch, a true hidden treasure for the collector of rare and unusual pieces. Furthermore, the present example of reference 5513 is one of the earliest specimens of the reference produced: it was manufactured in the third quarter of 1963, evidenced by the caseback stamp III 63. Reference 5513 was introduced only one year earlier.

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