Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 157

Ref. 5512, Oyster-Perpetual, Submariner, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Stainless-steel, 4 Lines

EUR 20,000 - 40,000

USD 22,600 - 45,200 / HKD 178,000 - 354,000 / CHF 20,800 - 41,600

Sold: EUR 24,700

Fine and rare diver’s wristwatch, water resistant to 200 m, self-winding, stainless-steel screw down case back and winding crown protected by crown guards.

Bi-directional bezel with black aluminum insert, 60-minute graduated scale. Oyster case with acrylic crystal. Matte black dial with white printing.

4 lines with "660 ft 200m" placed above "Submariner". Line "swiss T<25" at 6 o'clock.

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Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Submariner

Reference 5512/5513

Year circa 1967

Movement No. 024066

Case No. 1624189

Bracelet Steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp 190 mm. Max length

Diameter 41 mm.

Caliber Rolex 1570

Weight 98 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Guarantee and Attestation de contrôle officiel Suisse de chronomètre (COSC).


The first Rolex Submariners were launched by the manufacturer in 1953, but were not presented in shops until 1954 after being displayed at the Basel Fair. The first three references are 6200, 6204 and 6205. The 5512, produced from 1959 to 1978, precede the 5513, produced from 1962 to 1989. In contrast to the 5513, the 5512 has a "COSQ" certified chronometer movement. The first 5512 models have 2 lines, then 4 with the addition of the words "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", like the one we are presenting. Reference 5512, was the first Submariner to feature the iconic guards protecting the crown. This configuration makes the watch much more resistant, establishing the Rolex Submariner as a true diver's wristwatch.