1977 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) Mk. I MAXI Dial
The Rolex Submariner reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. The 5513 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged. The ref. 5513 was first introduced in the year 1962 and ceased production in late 1989. The ref. 5513 is a purpose-built dive watch that lacks the date function like other Rolex Submariner models. (eg. ref. 1680.)
This specific 1977 Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and retains its original Mk. I MAXI dial. The MAXI I dial is commonly seen in the 5 mil. and early 6 mil. stamped cases and was introduced in 1978. This was the last time that “SUBMARINER” would be printed below the depth rating in a matte dial submariner.
There are several features of the Maxi MK I dial that are distinct and specific:
- Thin and tall Rolex coronet as opposed to the squat and fat coronet of the Comex era dials.
- The = sign in the depth rating is printed directly above the A in SUBMARINER.
- The depth rating is printed above "SUBMARINER" instead of below like other MK variants of Maxi dials.
- Specific and distinctive “zig-zag S” in “SUBMARINER” specific to MK I and MK IV MAXI dial submariners.
|Dial||Matte Black "MAXI Mk. I"|
|Strap||Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces|
The strong case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit minimal signs of previous use. The black bezel insert is an early tritium replacement that shows no wear and retains its tritium pearl which has taken on a lovely golden coloration. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces retains 12 links with light stretch from use.
The excellent matte black Mk. I MAXI dial is in exceptional original condition, showing no age or blemishes. The tritium lume plots have achieved a handsome creamy golden coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged a shade darker than the dial which is common and under U.V. light inspection the hands display no degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.