Circa 1967 Rolex Ref. 5512 Submariner with Matte Dial

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Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 5512

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

An extremely rare variation of this most iconic classic, boasting an early “meters first” matte dial, among the first “SCOC” dials produced for a 5512, with the Chronometer printing in silver. This model used a tritium that still glows faintly, despite not having been re-lumed. Beefy case lugs and a creamy patina complete the package. 40mm. Stock 36390


Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...