Rolex Vintage Submariner Stainless Steel Ref. 5512 Black Matte 4-Line Dial 1967-68
Reference Number: 5512
Condition: Good, wear consistent with use and age
Time Period: 1967-1968
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $20,750
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 39.5 mm
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Waterproof: 330 ft. / 100 m.
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Material Bezel: Bi-directional rotatable bezel
Glass: Acrylic tropic dome 19
Dial: Black dial matte with 4-lines
Dial Numerals: No numerals, white dot hour indices, minute divisions around the outer rim
BRACELET / STRAP
Bracelet color: Brown
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp material: Stainless Steel non original
Hours, minutes, center sweep seconds, 48-hour power reserve
Silver Mercedes hour hand, spade minutes hand, stick seconds hand
Ghost insert and beautifully aged markers
Bi-directional rotatable 1-hour graduated bezel with Arabic numerals every 10 minutes
Stainless steel recessed Triplelock screw-down crown guards with Rolex crown engraving
Stainless steel screw down solid case back
Nice patina four-liner, submariner second line, meters first maxi-dial
Chronometer-rated movement, certified by COSC.
This caliber 1570 has a mechanism that oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz)
In 1958, Rolex introduced their latest dive watch with the Submariner 5512 model with one of the longest-running Rolex sports watch references to date. It was then discontinued in 1978.
This reference was to replace the preceding Submariner 5510 and Submariner 6538 and is the ancestor of today’s Submariner 116610LN and 114060 (no date).
Among other things, the biggest change the ref. 5512 brought to the Submariner collection was the inclusion of crown guards.
Incomplete (no box, no papers)