Rolex Tropical Submariner ref 5512

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Year of issue: 1959

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 57X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This exceptional Rolex Submariner, ref. 5512 is vintage collectors dream. This watch has a beautiful patina or "Tropical" affect on it's gilt, meters first dial with chapter rings. The original gilt hands give this watch added value and make for a great look. Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner, ref. 5512 Circa: 1959 Serial: 57X,XXX Dial: Black Case Size: 40mm Case Thickness: 14mm Bracelet Size: Adjustable Bracelet Material: Leather Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Steel Movement: Automatic Functions: Time Only


Justin Gruenberg

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...