Rolex model: 5512/ case no. 3507752
This watch comes with box and service paper. The whole watch is in mint condition as it was not used as a work watch like other submariners on the market.
This model with 3000 series was produced in 1972 and are much sought after by collectors for the SCOC rating (Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified).
The 5512 is a special reference series within the Submariner family. It is an early submariner (introduced in 1959) and the series is complex to understand. Unlike the reference that followed, the 5513, the 5512 is somewhat rarer and was only produced for roughly 15 years while the 5513 was produced for almost 30 years.
The 5512 is important in Rolex history as it was the first Rolex with crown guards. All models before it like the 6204, 6200, 6538, 5508, 6536 and 6536-1 were all submariners with no crown guards, also called small or big crown submariners (for a report on two small crown submariners click here). But in order to protect the crown better and make the watch more reliable under water, Rolex decided in 1959 to introduce a new submariner with crown guards. Thus the 5512 was born.