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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
43 Rolex Fine and Sought After, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Dial, Reference 5512
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 20,800
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 1 546 179
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Reference 5512 was the first Submariner produced by Rolex with protective crown guards and its production started in 1959. The present watch is an extremely attractive example of this popular Submariner reference with “pointed crown guards” featuring 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 three-body tonneau case with screw-down back and crown and graduated bidirectional revolving black bezel for the decompression times are showing some signs of wearing but is still in honest conditions. The black dial, covered by Plexiglas has luminous round, triangular and baton indexes turned to a nice yellow color, outer minute track and luminous steel hands. Moreover, the present watch is equipped with its original American Rolex riveted bracelet.