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Included in the next Watch Auction on the 25th October 2017 we have this rare Rolex Submariner 5513 wristwatch with the Explorer 369 dial, amazingly the sixth example to come up for sale at Gardiner Houlgate in the past two years.

It is sold with private family provenance and was originally owned by Mr Denis McCoole who passed away in 2012 at the age of 84. As far as his family can recall, Denis purchased this watch in the 1960s and was always known wearing the watch, such a fondness that he never took it off. Upon his death the watch was bequeathed to his nephew. 1-14

Rare and fine Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner stainless steel gentleman’s wristwatch with the 3-6-9 Explorer dial, ref. 5513, circa 1964, serial no. 1170xxx, the black Swiss dial with single ‘T<25’ print, with small minute markers, hour baton markers, quarter 3-6-9 Arabic numerals, gilt dial printing ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual 200m=660ft Submariner’, Mercedes hands with sweep centre seconds, Oyster case with revolving black calibrated bezel insert, crown guards with screw-down crown, calibre 1530 26 jewel movement, the case back stamped ‘5513’ and dated ‘III.64’, inscribed with various service references, case, dial and movement signed, bezel diameter 40mm (glass cracked, no bracelet)dial 1

Estimate £60,000-100,000

These rare Rolex Submariners with Explorer dials were believed to have been produced in very small numbers during the late 1950s and early 1960s.Denis

Entries for this sale are now invited until the 2nd October, for further details please contact David Hare or Joby Hobbs.

Telephone : 01225 812912

Email : auctions@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk