In the Spotlight: A Royal Navy Issue Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner

This ‘MilSub’, as it is affectionately known, is highly appreciated by collectors due both to its rarity and its status as the perfect example of a ‘tool watch’ – a watch primarily designed for a particular purpose or activity rather than as jewellery.



With a number of features that distinguish it from the standard civilian Submariner, the MilSub is fitted with a rugged nylon, or ‘NATO’, strap threaded through solid bars that are fixed into the lugs. This method of fitting is safer than a normal strap or bracelet, where there is the danger of losing the watch should one spring bar fail.



Showing no signs of modern intervention, this 5513 model is in at Lot 238, and has an estimate of £25,000 - £30,000.


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