Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 COMEX
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic tool watches of all time, yet the mid 20th century the French Dive Team Comex needed something more rugged for their exploratory saturation diving. They employed Rolex to make a few select examples fitted with a helium escape valve for even deeper diving conditions. This extrodiary and early example from 1973 is one of the nicest examples of one of the most exclusive diving watches I’ve ever seen. Its case remains unpolished and its fat font insert has aged to a gorgeous blue hue. It also features the stealthy and coveted non-comex dial and of course that wonderful caseback engraving with its original issue number intact. This is a truly exceptional piece and I couldn’t be happier to offer it in the Watch Shop!
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.
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