Rolex Submariner 5512 "gilt Bart Simpson"

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Extremely rare 5512 from 1965 with a very particular aged, gilt dial; bearing 4 lines of text and additional we can find the "Bart Simpson" coronet at the 12 o'clock position. Bart is not the only american thing about this piece as we can also find a USA rivited Oyster bracelet strapped to it. Both the stainless steel case as the chronometer certified movement are kept in strong condition and add value to this collectible diver.


Rolex SubmarinerVisionary Hans Wildorf set out to make the world’s first waterproof and dust proof wristwatch and so in 1926 the ‘Oyster case’ was created. Then later on in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was born, with a water depth rating of 330ft/100M making it one of the world’s first wristwatches designed for the upcoming sport of scuba diving. The wristwatch was created for divers who needed a precise watch which could scale to such depths and be a reliable and accurate way of measuring (with the turning bezel) the time spent underwater. A major aspect of creating such a time piece was to make it easily legible yet aesthetically pleasing, hence the large contrasting white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hand on the black dial. The rugged look was adopted by no other than himself Mr Bond. (Sean Connory as Bond wore it in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in the later ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’ movie.) A legend was born and overtime it proved to be arguably one of the best, most desirable and iconic luxury watch of all time.REF. 5512The Submariner 5512 was produced between 1959 until 1978. This was the first Submariner model featuring crown guards, which were to protect the Oyster crown. The rare pointed crown guards made their first appearance with this model and were later on replaced by the rounded crown guards. The base calibre for the 5512 was the cal.1530 (2 line dial), then also had the chronometer 1560 and 1570 calibre (4 line dial). A water depth rating of 200m/660ft.


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