Stock No.

Exhbiti No.24

Collection No.114

Brand

Rolex

Year

The serial number dates the watch to circa 1963

Movement

Calibre 1530 automatic (self-winding), 25 jewels, 18000 VpH, with hour, minute and seconds

Case Material

Stainless Steel with pointed crown guards (PCG), inscribed serial number and 5513, and Rolex Twinlock crown, caseback stamped inside MONTRES ROLEX SA, 5513 and III.63

Dial

Gloss black lacquer, tritium luminescent hour markers with gilt lettering and open railtrack, signed ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL above, 200m=660ft, SUBMARINER with silver ‘underline’ below, and SWISS at 6 o’clock

Condition

Presented in good original condition, with evidence of wear to the case and bracelet. The case may have been polished in the past, but the bevelled edges remain intact and the lugs are thick, while the crown is likely to be a service replacement. The original gloss black dial with gilt lettering is in very good condition showing an even patination to the tritium lume plots, while the original gilt Mercedes-style handset have matching lume and pleasing, age-consistent, discolouration. The bezel insert is in very good condition with comforting, minor discolouration by the lume pearl at zero. The watch is fitted with a later Rolex-signed riveted bracelet ref. 6636, dated stamped for 1967. Overall, a good very attractive example in excellent order.

Dimensions

40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel ROLEX OYSTER, expanding, riveted with folding clasp, stamped 6636 and dated 2.67, endlinks stamped 80

Handset

Gilt Mercedes-style luminous hands, gilt centre- seconds counter-balanced with luminous dot

Accessories

Accompanied by a green Rolex ‘coffin’-style box.

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel, serrated with black anodized ‘square font’ insert and lume pearl at zero