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
Box & Papers: none
Manufactured in: 1977
Price: € 25.000,00 ( + 20% VAT for buyers domiciled in the European Union)