• Important Watches Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1372

    Important Watches Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION PART II

    10 May 2010, Geneva

  • Lot 30

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds


    Price Realised  


    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 5512, case no. 554'970, manufactured in 1960
    Cal. 1560 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with pointed crown guards, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.

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    With copy of Rolex Geneva invoice dated 13 June 2008 for the total overhaul of the present watch.

    The present watch is a highly attractive example of a reference 5512, featuring a black lacquer dial with gilt printing and the designation "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" printed in white underneath the gilt "Submariner". It is furthermore fitted with the pointed crown guards whereas subsequently produced ref. 5512 models show the rounded shoulders. For this reason, the present model is also known as the "Cornino", meaning "small horn" Submariner.

    The watch stands furthermore out by its beautifully aged dial showing a warm tint of chocolate-brown color from age, an uniform, ivory tone to the luminous material of numerals and hands, all attractively harmonizing with the gilt printing to signature and outer minute divisions.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the watch is delivered with the textile bracelet as shown in the catalogue illustration.
    Cette montre est vendue avec le bracelet en textile comme illustre dans le catalogue.