Rolex Submariner Ref 5512 Gilt Dial Two Line Pointed Guard

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Year of issue: 1962

Reference number: 5512

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Rolex Submariner "Gilt Dial Two Line" Pointed Guard

REF. 5512

Nice early Submariners have been exceedingly difficult to find in nice condition, so we are proud to feature this gorgeous pointed guard 5512. This watch has a super glossy and richly aged dial and razor sharp bezel. With just the right amount of patina, this is an amazing example for the serious Submariner collector.


Pointed crown guard case is in excellent condition with sharp crown guards and thick lugs. Lug chamfers have softened with age but are clearly visible and straight. Numbers between the lugs are clean and visible. Casebook stamped 1962.


Original gilt dial in excellent condition. No swirls or hand drag, surface is like a mirror. The original domed crystal has very light crazing which can be seen in some angles, but does not seem to be visible in photos. Original tritium hands have matching luminous as dial and pearl (slightly darker).


Comes on an original 7206 expansion Swiss rivet oyster band. 12 links and 80 end pieces. The bracelet 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...