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

242 Rolex Very Well Preserved and Sought After, Submariner “exclamation Point”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Gilt Dial, Reference 5512

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 65,000

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 5512
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1961
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1530
Case N°: 693629
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The 5512 features a bezel with minute divisions for the first fifteen minutes, silver triangle, and depth rated to 200 m. This watch is a very special Submariner thanks to its perfect conservation and ageing. It is clearly visible that this watch has never been restored and comes in its original conditions. The indexes and hands have turned to fascinating, incredibly and totally evenly light yellow, which doesn’t happen very often. The riveted Oyster bracelet with deployant is simply special, the black graduated bezel is fresh and with still very noticeable knurling. The black gilt dial is something really difficult to find, as the most careful observers will have noticed, presents the rare characteristic of the “meter first” and the certification of “superlative chronometer officially certified”. Important to underline is the dot radium index at six o’clock called from collector “Exclamation Point” and very rare to find on this reference as it is a transitional dial from Radium to Tritium. This watch is one of those objects that capture and fascinate, the perfect representation of a status symbol but with a more sophisticated taste.