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FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex
SUBMARINER REF 5512 A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH POINTED CROWN GUARDS AND GILT DIAL CIRCA 1960
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex
SUBMARINER REF 5512 A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH POINTED CROWN GUARDS AND GILT DIAL CIRCA 1960
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

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Rolex
SUBMARINER REF 5512 A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH POINTED CROWN GUARDS AND GILT DIAL CIRCA 1960
Dial: black gilt
Caliber: cal. 1530 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back and crown
Case number: 577868
Closure: stainless steel Rolex rivet bracelet with folding clasp
Dimensions: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Catalogue Note

Rolex introduced the reference 5512 in 1959 as a continuation of the Submariner which launched officially in 1954 with the ref. 6200. The 5512 was the first Submariner to include crown guards for added protection. The first examples featured square, hard edged crown guards which lasted for a short production run, followed by the pointed guards as featured on the present lot. These types of guards lasted for a few years, before being replaced by the rounded guards which have remained through current generations.

The present lot also bears a stunning black dial with gilt lettering. The dial has remained well preserved under the original, crazed crystal, with the gloss varnish faded to an attractively matte finish. We are pleased to offer the present lot from the descendants of the original owner along side lot 251. The pair invoke the vision of a truly discerning collector. 

Important Watches

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