Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 299


EUR 80,000 - 130,000

USD 97,000 - 158,000 / HKD 753,000 - 1,224,000

Very fine and extremely rare stainless steel self-winding diver wristwatch, black rotating bezel, “3,6,9” black dial.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference 5512

Year Circa 1962

Case No. 765065

Bracelet Stainless steel Oyster riveted bracelet Ref. 7206 end-links 80 with stainless steel deployant clasp signed

Caliber 1560

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement


Caseback 5512 / III.62
The first Rolex Submariners were produced 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, 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, like the one we are presenting, then 4 with the addition of the words "Superlative Chronometer O!cially Certified".
Reference 5512, which appeared in 1959, 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. These guards have undergone various improvement from "square", "eagle beak" to "pointed crown guard" also called "cornino" by the Italians. In this case, this watch is one of the very first Submariner watches to be equipped with the pointed shoulders known as "PCG".