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Rolex A well preserved and sought after Rolex Submariner reference 5512 on stainless steel with bracelet

Estimation € 12,000 – 25,000

sold € 16,250

Model: Submariner
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 5512
Year: 1971
Case N°: 2886374
Caliber: 1570
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimensions: 40mm
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

The Submariner is among the most iconic — if not The most iconic — timepieces Rolex has ever produced and beyond any doubt one of Rolex’s most coveted models in the history of horology. During the years many references have been realized, starting from the 6204 in 1953, passing through the 6538 Big crown or Coroncione, the 5513 and the 1680, the first model with date indication. Rolex launched the references 5512 together with the 5513 in 1962 as the next generation of the legendary Submariner line. Unlike their earlier predecessors, the new references featured crown guards, which gave these tool watches a more robust look, as well as protected the crown during diving of any unnecessary mishaps; the crown itself is new: no longer the 8 mm Brevet but the new 7 mm Twinlock. The 5512 features a bezel with minute divisions for the first fifteen minutes and silver triangle, the dial shows the depth rated to 660 ft – 200 m, and, as of 1964, the designation ‘Swiss T <25’ was added to the bottom of the dial. Can also be present the designation Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified while the seconds track is closed as on the previous models but from 1965, thanks to the introduction of the new 1560 and 1570 calibres, it will become open. The color of the dial can alternatively be glossy with golden or mixed gold/silver graphics or, from 1967, matte with white graphics, like the present watch, which will be used until the end of the production of the Rolex Submariner 5512, which took place in 1978. This watch is a very special watch thanks to its conservation and aging. The lugs are sharp and crisp, the bezel shows some signs of usage but is still nice while the dials it’s amazing. The indexes and hands have turned to fascinating and incredibly light yellow, which doesn’t happen very often, and totally evenly. Sold with a folded Oyster bracelet, this watch is as iconic as beautiful and deserves to be purchased.