Part of the appeal of early Rolex Submariners is that they transported people back to a different era when watches of this type were purchased and worn as tools by specific professions. For example, exploring the world, traveling, wearing a Submariner, and going to places humans have never been before. We can still feel this attraction in Rolex watches, especially early models, such as a Rolex Submariner “Meters first” watch recently sold by Phillips in Geneva. Watch replicas.
This watch is a very early Ref.5513 watch, and its “explorer dial” is particularly eye-catching. The oversized hour markers were replaced by more slender batons and Arabic numerals (3, 6, and 9 o’clock). Only some Submariner watches with this type of dial were produced. It gives the watch its unique appeal while retaining its distinctive identity, making it one of the most iconic dive watches ever. Tag Heuer replica watches.
The watch’s dial also has an “exclamation point,” a dot under the number “6”, indicating that the watch uses fluorescent materials. As regulations regarding the use of radium on watch dials further tighten, the Swiss watchmaking industry, including Rolex, is forced to do just that.
Of course, considering its rarity, it should not be used for daily wear. Coupled with a riveted Oyster bracelet, it becomes the most worthy Submariner watch. Due to its excellent state of care, this watch does not often appear on the auction market. Phillips valued the watch at 120,000 to 240,000 Swiss francs, and the final transaction price fell to the high valuation of 212,500 Swiss francs.
Case Color: Silver-tone
Case Thickness: 15mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2813
Dial Color: Black Dial