Rolex Submariner No Date -1968

Rolex Submariner No Date (Ref 5512) -1968
AutomatiC - Certified Chronometer
Automatic 1560 caliber - Steel
Fully genuine (!)

Black dial (original and in perfect condition) signed
Applied indexes
Original hands (very lightly topicalized)
Central seconds hand

The watch features a “meters first” dial with four lines of text, reminiscent of the four-line “Big Crown” Submariners of the 1950’s

Bi-directional rotating bezel (genuine)

Numbered: 1829447 (Indicates the date of the watch)

Diameter: 40 mm. (43 mm. with crown)
Thickness: 14 mm

Stainless steel back signe on verso

Rolex 1560 caliber
25 jewels - 18.000 A/h
Power reserve: 44 Hours

Brown leather bracelet; Rolex buckle
(+/- 20 cm. watch incl.)

The watch is in very good condition (!)

By chance, my watchmaker worked during fifteen years for Rolex before opening his own workshop.
He serviced and fully checked every detail. The watch is fully genuine (bracelet excepted) but crown, screws, bridge, etc. are original. A certificate of authenticity will be offered with the watch.

Maintenance: March 2021

No need to say it is an authentic collector (!)

Original box and papers are missing, but the watch will be offered with a nice travelling case (wood or leather)
 
THE FULL STORY
Rolex introduced the reference 5512 in 1959 and ended production of this model in 1978. The 5512 is time only, giving the dial a symmetry and balance that is one of the many reasons why many watch enthusiasts enjoy these. At a quick glance the reference 5512 looks almost identical to the reference 5513, however the 5512 was fitted with a chronometer-certified movement whereas the 5513 was not. The caliber 1570 that was used in the 5512’s underwent timing tests conducted by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), a Swiss company that certifies accuracy of movements after passing their specifications. This subsequently made the 5512 a bit more expensive than the 5513 as well. The 5512 also featured four lines of text, stating this certification on the third and fourth lines at the bottom of the dial.

Year: 1968

Price: 29.200 €