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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 5512 inside caseback stamped 5513, “IV.67”
    Movement No: 565’852
    Case No: 1’819’345
    Model Name: Submariner, "4-Liner"
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped “7206”, endlinks stamped “80”, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “1.69”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex fitted presentation box, green leather folder and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since 1959, the reference 5512 was the first Submariner model to feature crown guards to enhance practicality and protection for underwater performance.

    In 1967, tritium luminous material was introduced signing “Swiss – T<25”. The present “4-Liner” meter first reference 5512 is made in the transitional year when Rolex launched the matte dial. The luminous material on this specimen has wonderfully turned into an even warm buttery hue. Offered in well preserved condition and a beautifully aged dial and further accompanied with a riveted oyster bracelet, this is a highly desirable example of a vintage Rolex Submariner.

  • Maker Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 5512 inside caseback stamped 5513, “IV.67”
An attractive and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, bracelet and presentation box


Circa 1967
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.

HK$78,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020