View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2125. Rolex | Submariner, Reference 5512, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1967 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號5512  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1967年製.
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Rolex | Submariner, Reference 5512, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1967 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號5512 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1967年製

Estimate:

120,000 to - 180,000 HKD

Rolex | Submariner, Reference 5512, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1967 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號5512 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1967年製

Rolex | Submariner, Reference 5512, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1967 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號5512 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1967年製

Estimate:

120,000 to - 180,000 HKD

Lot sold:

138,600

HKD

Rolex

勞力士


Submariner, Reference 5512

A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1967

Submariner 型號5512

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1967年製

附帶備用啡色未署名皮帶及勞力士精鋼針扣


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 1'624'209

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: additional brown unsigned leather strap and Rolex stainless steel buckle

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in very good condition with light oil marks toward the edges of the dial at 8 o'clock and 12 o'clock. The lumes are in very nice condition and have all aged to a warm ivory colour that match perfectly with the hands. The bezel insert has faded to a very attractive ghost like colour. The band with very light signs of wear at places. The case back is in very good overall condition with minor wear underneath the lug. The case with minor signs of polishing however it remains very proportionate. The bracelet with minor surface wear at place. Overall the watch is a very attractive example.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The first “modern” Submariner model was introduced to the market when Rolex released the reference 5512, as it was the defying moment for Rolex when they had decided to incorporate their watches with matte dials, crown guards and non-radioactive luminous plots. The reference 5512 today is categorized by collectors into four generations. The present watch presented with a Neat Font dial, normal crown guards and matte dial is the last representation of the 4 generations. Presented with a beautiful dial, proportionate case shape and a very attractive “Ghost Bezel” the present watch is a great example which signifies the important transition of Rolex’s history.