Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 141

ROLEX REF. 5512 4 LINES SUBMARINER STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, 660ft = 200m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," , No. 1829444, Ref. 5512. Made in 1968. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex buckle.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000


Sold: CHF 11,875

Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, Triplock winding- crown protected by the crown guard, screw down case back. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minutes/ seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2-10*

Very good


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. Made in very limited quantities ordered by the president of Syria, Hafez Al Asad. Before becoming President of Syria (from 1971 to 2000), he was a general which probably explains his interest for sport Rolex watches just like the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said. All those watches were ordered through Asprey and had the retailer's stamp on the outside caseback. Still present with its original punched warranty, hang tag with the serial number, end pieces holder and plastic folder with the calendar card with its serial, it is the only 1680 Asad complete ever to be offered at auction. To be sold without reserve