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Les Artisans de Geneve SA is an independent company and is not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex S.A., Audemars Piguet SA, Cartier SA ,or any other original brand manufacturers in anyway, and operate in a completely unofficial capacity. Les Artisans de Geneve SA Company provides exceptional, uniquely modified timepieces and customization services upon request.

A touch of gilt

Tribute to
5513 "Gilt Dial"

An iconic 1970s timepiece, the Rolex Submariner 5513, with its Gilt Dial, has always been prized by collectors. It is only by taking a closer look at this watch that one can truly appreciate its beauty. We sought to produce a timepiece that would be close to this legendary model so as to offer watch lovers an object of beauty that not only delivers faultless reliability but which is also in perfect keeping with the aesthetics of the time.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner face
Modifications
Specifications
  • Base: Rolex Submariner 114060
  • Technical specifications:
  • Reworked gilt 3-6-9 dial
  • «Vintage» pink gold hands
  • «Vintage» Luminova dial
  • Sleeker body
  • Bevelled lugs
  • Red triangle
  • Transparent, waterproof back
  • 22-carat «in-house» gold weight
  • 5 years international warranty

A timelessly stylish signature

Gilt Hands

The hands of our Tribute to 5513 are individually hand-plated with pink gold to give them the distinctive color of the 1970s. Additionally, the luminescent material is given an «aged» look to ensure it is in perfect harmony with the rest of the dial.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner dial closeup

The devil is in the detail

Hand-Beveled

Each lug of the original Rolex Submariner 114060 is carefully beveled by hand at the ideal angle, to ensure that it is in a perfect symmetry with the whole of the watch body. Each bevel is then polished by hand for a particularly refined look endowed with inimitable contrasts.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner bracelet lugs

Passion for detail

The Craftsmen’s View

I am in charge of polishing the Tribute to 5513 watch. Working on this type of timepiece, where the margin of error is close to zero, is always a very delicate task. Every detail counts and is absolutely essential for any watch enthusiast. It is this essential quality that I seek to capture with each timepiece that I work on, without any compromise.
portrait craftsman polisher tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner

By hand

Hand-Polished

Polishing is a process that we hold dear at Artisans de Genève. All polishing is done by hand in keeping with the finest traditions of watchmaking excellence. Each craftsman is responsible for all the different parts of a watch, from the beginning to the end, to ensure a perfect homogeneity of the whole watch.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner left side view
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner side view lying

Well worth the effort

Three, Six, And Nine

One of the major challenges in recreating this tribute is unquestionably its dial. We had to rework every single detail of the basis Rolex Submariner 114060 dial to ensure it was as faithful as possible to the original Rolex Submariner 5513 model. Circular timer, 3-6-9 display, fine gold lettering, aged luminescent material, a whole array of details that make the dial of our Tribute to 5513 a true work of art.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner dial side view

Robust yet elegant design

Sleeker Body

To reproduce the look of the 1970s Rolex Submariner 5513 timepiece as faithfully as possible, we had to make significant modifications to the sides of the basis Rolex Submariner 114060 model. The shoulders around the winding crown were removed by hand to give the case a more refined, sleek look, characteristic of the original model.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner crown view
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner bezel

Visible transparency

Transparent Back

We believe it is vital to make each element of the timepiece as beautiful as it can be. It is for this reason that we have fitted our Tribute to 5513 with a waterproof transparent back, entierly hand-made in our workshops in Switzerland.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner rolex 3130 modified movement

Outward sign of wealth

Red

An important detail: we have recreated the red triangle characteristic of the original Rolex Submariner 5513 bezel. So as to ensure a perfect finish and durability, it is entierly painted by hand and oven-heated.
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner packshot
tribute to 5513 custom rolex submariner lying
Discontinued