Rolex 5512 Gilt Chapter Ring – Exclamation point

Model: ,
Year of issue:
Reference number: 5512
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: Italy
Dealer name: Elvio Piva
Price in EUR € 50.000


Ref. 5512; inside caseback stamped 5512 and III.62 An attractive and compelling stainless steel diver's wristwatch with center seconds, glossy "exclamation mark" dial with chapter ring, pointed crown guards, and bracelet.

The highlight of this example is without a doubt its stunning, nearly perfectly preserved glossy “exclamation mark” dial, featuring an incredibly smooth and shiny surface. These dials were produced only for a short period of time in around 1962 and are defined by the minuscule dot of luminous material present under the 6 o’clock hour marker.


Elvio Piva

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