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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 27

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 200M=660FT, SUBMARINER, REF. 5512, CASE NO. 1'617'023, MANUFACTURED IN 1967

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, Ref. 5512, case no. 1'617'023, manufactured in 1967
    Cal. 1560 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black gloss dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black revolving bezel calibrated to 60 units, screw back, screw down crown with pointed crown guards, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with clasp stamped 1.67, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    The present watch is from the early series of reference 5512, featuring a black gloss dial and gilt printing, omitting the designation "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" of later versions. 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.

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    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.