Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

143 Rolex Fine and Sought After, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black Mat Dial, Reference 5512, With Warranty, Service and Invoice

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 5512
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 3 532 468
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Warranty, Service and Invoice

Rolex introduced the reference 5512 in 1959 as a continuation of the Submariner which launched officially in 1954 with the ref. 6200. It was the very first exponent of the Submariner family produced by Rolex with protective crown guards. The design of this new feature was subjected to different changes in the years: the first examples featured square, hard-edged crown guards which lasted for a short production run. They were followed by the pointed guards for a few years, before being replaced by the rounded guards who have remained through current generations. The lot here offered is a remarkable specimen of this last generation. The three-body tonneau case with screw-down back and crown and graduated bidirectional revolving black bezel for the decompression times are still preserved in very nice conditions. This example features the much sought-after “four-line” dial with depth rating, the wording “SUBMARINER” “SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” are split across four lines of text. The watch is also more attractive since it is sold with its original warranty, service and invoice.