Rolex Submariner maxi 5512 with box and papers

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 5512

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Rolex Submariner Maxi 5512 with Box and Papers

REF. 5512

When's the last time you've seen a nice 5512 with original guarantee papers? Produced in much smaller quantities than its sibling the 5513, the 5512 was the chronometer version of Rolex's non-date Submariner. Identical except for the four line dial and chronometer rated movement, the higher cost made it the less popular version. Complete with original inner and outer boxes, punched guarantee papers, as well as various service documentation. Recently polished and serviced, the watch is keeping good time.


Recently polished case in excellent condition. No dings visible, and sharp chamfers on all the lugs. The triplock crown does have some dents as seen in the picture. It screws down tight and watch is waterproof. The original bezel is slightly faded with a couple small scratches as shown.


Dial is in excellent condition with perfect lume and no visible damage on the surface. Original tritium hands on the dial and hands, and matching pearl in the bezel insert.


Watch comes on a 12 link 91350 oyster fliplock band with 580 end pieces. It has little to no stretch and is in excellent condition.


Eric Ku

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...