Rolex Submariner ref. 5512 with Meters First Dial

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 5512

Serial number: 1548xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A rare combination of a 5512 with an early “meters first” dial, this example noted in particular for its exceptional “time capsule” dial condition. The watch retains its original folded link Oyster bracelet #7838 with #280 end pieces stamped ’69 inside the clasp. The second hand has been relumed. 40mm. Stock 43339


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...