Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

Include Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu.

95 Rolex Submariner, Ref. 5512, Black Glossy Dial, Gilt Printing, Chapter Ring and Exclamation Point Dial, Pointed Crown Guards, Stainless Steel

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 52,000

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 5512
Year: 1961/1962
Case N°: 818394
Caliber: 1530 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet, ref. 7206, end-links 80
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet
Literature: Similar example is illustrated in “Collezionare Orologi da Polso Rolex Submariner” di Guido Mondani editor

Launched in 1959, the Rolex Submariner reference 5512 was the first Submariner to feature crown guards. That year, Rolex introduced this major upgrade that improved the reliability and robustness of the tool watch underwater. Over its 15 years of production, the model saw different generations that distinguish themselves mainly by the crown guards shape or inscription on the dial. This present example has pointed crown guards, chapter ring and only 2 lines of gilt text on the glossy black dial. The present lot, a beautiful example of a Rolex Submariner reference 5512 with an incredible and much-desired mirror glossy dial with gilt chapter ring and an exclamation mark at 6 o’clock, is very coveted by fine collectors. The current Submariner, preserved in very nice original condition, is a storied example ready to accompany its discerning new owner.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Submariner, réf. 5512, cadran avec impression dorée, chemin de fer et « Exclamation Point » à 6 heures et protège couronne pointue. Cette référence avec cette très rare configuration du cadran, en état exceptionnel, est très convoitée par les collectionneurs les plus avertis ainsi qu’un sublime exemple d’histoire prêt à accompagner son nouveau propriétaire éclairé.