The present watch is an extremely attractive and very rare example of the popular Submariner reference 5512 “pointed crown guards” featuring the much sought-after "four-line” dial whereby the gilt depth rating and “SUBMARINER” and silver “SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” are split across four lines of text. Furthermore, the dial has developed a beautiful and even “stardust” patina that in combination with the rare “spider” effect gives the watch a remarkable vintage look. The “spider” dial is defined by the crisscrossing of light cracks throughout the entire surface of the dial. Like the color shift of tropical dials, this characteristic is due to ageing and it amplifies the collectability and esthetic impact of the timepiece. For Rolex collectors, this is certainly one of the rarest and most desirable variations of the reference 5512.