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Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

LOT 15

Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, "Submariner", Ref. 5512. Production of this reference started in 1959. Fine and rare center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant to 200m./660ft., stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with a black fabric bracelet.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

EUR 4,800 - 6,000 / USD 4,000 - 5,400

Sold: CHF 12,650

C. three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated revolving black bezel for the decompression times, "Triplock" winding-crown protected by the "Crown Guard". D. black with tritium-coated round, triangular, bâton indexes and Arabic numerals. "Skeleton" tritium-coated hands. M. Cal. 1530, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 4


Movement: 4*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4-21-01



HANDS Original


The reference 5512 is different from the other "Submariner" watches for it does not bear any date indication. An advertisement from the 1960's showed a dial bearing the inscription "Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", and a 26-jewel movement. Ref. 5513 is a watch without a chronometer certificate and a 17-jewel movement.