Rolex “The first SCOC Submariner ref. 5512”

Year of issue: 1960
Reference number: 5512
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare and early “Four-Lines” Submariner ref. 5512 , manufactured in 1960. Preserved in extraordinary condition the glossy chapter ring gilt dial of this early example reveals a very rare configuration: the combination of the Depth and SCOC writing in silver and “Submariner” in gilt. It represents the very first Submariner featuring “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” at 6 o’clock. Definitely one of the most rare and desirable early Submariner. Case n.: 578xxx Calibre: Automatic, Cal. 1560 Diam.: 40mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1960


Corrado Mattarelli

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...