Rolex Submariner 5512 4 Line Gilt FULL GLOSS 1966
Rolex 5512 "4 Line" Submariner Gilt Dial, the stainless steel case is in excellent condition with original chamfers still in tact, the lugs are full and thick, the original stainless steel USA rivet bracelet dated 7 / 64, the original gilt dial is in outstanding original condition and very glossy, all the luminous plots on the dial are full and original, the dial has 4 lines of text which read "Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 200m = 600ft Submariner" in gilt printing, outer minute indicators are gilt, superlative chronometer officially certified is in white printing, overall the dial is in excellent original condition and has aged uniformly, all luminous material is original to the watch, fat font insert with Long 5 is in excellent condition and has developed a charming fade, size 40mm, thickness 14.5mm, 1463XXX Circa 1966, Excellent Condition for a charming 5512 gilt Rolex Submariner reference.
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This is a stainless steel vintage c.1966 Rolex "4 Line" Submariner Gilt Dial 5512. It has an integral stainless steel Oyster USA rivet bracelet (dated 7/64) with a flip lock clasp, an acrylic crystal, and a Twinlock winding-crown protected by a crown guard. It has a solid screw down case back, and a graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel with an appropriately slightly faded "fat font" insert, with dive/decompression times and a luminous dot and triangle at 60 minutes. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, integral lugs, knurled bezel, and bracelet are polished/brushed. The rare original dial is glossy black with evenly aged tritium triangular, round, and baton hour index markers, and there is a white seconds/minute track around the perimeter flange. It has a centered sweep second hand with a round "lollipop" luminous pointer, and "Mercedes" Rolex steel luminous baton hands with tritium inserts that match the dial. It's a Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC), and it's water resistant to 200 meters/660 feet. The 14.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex Submariner 5512 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1530 movement. It's rhodium-plated, and it's constructed with 26 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted for temperature and to 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and Microstella regulating screws. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5Hz). The Rolex Submariner 5512 was introduced c. 1955.
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