Rolex The SCOC Submariner ref. 5512

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1977
Reference number: 5512
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € n/a


Very attractive example of steel Rolex Submariner ref. 5512, manufactured in 1977. Reference 5512 represents a milestone in the history of Rolex sport watches. Introduced in 1959 as the successor of ref. 5510, Reference 5512 was the first Submariner powered with crown guards, which were created to protect the winding crown and increase the waterproof performances.  The addition of crown guards, marks a fundamental evolution kept by all Submariners produced afterward. The present example immediately strikes for its peculiar charme. The bezel has naturally aged in a very attractive blue-gray faded tone which gives a vibrating character to the whole watch. The tritium of the indexes and the hands have turned in a worm ivory tone harmoniously combined with the black background. The black matte dial features the depth and the writing “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” at 6 o’clock position. Definitely a super charming and collectible Rolex sport model. Case n. : 5.498xxx Cal.: Automatic, Cal. 1560 Diam.: 40mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1977


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...