Rolex Submariner 5513 Gilt Underline Swiss Only Kissing 40 Bezel


This one’s underline is an upper…

This is a very rare and interesting vintage Sub and like with all things vintage Rolex, it’s all in the details.

We love finding rare gems like this and as we keep saying – it’s not easy any more! This incredible No Date Sub houses a stunning dial that is still nice glossy and the hours have taken on a yellow hue. The dial feature two important features – an underline, that in this case is on the upper half of the dial, and the word SWISS only on the bottom edge. The underline mark was used to signify lesser radioactivity in the luminous mixture on the hour plots, following the outlawing of Radium use. For a good while, the debate raged about what exactly the small line meant, but it is accepted that it was there to identify the safer nature of the lume mix. Read our article here.

Additionally, the presence of ‘Swiss’ only is a rare addition to these dials. The pointed-crown-guard case is still fat with strong lugs and crown guards. The bezel insert is awesome – it’s a fat font version that collectors call a Kissing 40. The bracelet is a rivet Oyster reference 7206 great condition with 80 endlinks and a clasp stamped ‘3 64’. The watch has been fully checked and regulated by our watchmaker.


- Rolex Submariner 5513
- 40mm steel case
- Serial 101xxxx dating to 1964
- Gilt glossy upper underline dial
- SWISS only marking at bottom edge
- Kissing 40 fat font bezel insert
- T19 super dome crystal
- Oyster rivet bracelet 7206 with ref 80 endlinks
- Fully checked by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

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