Rolex Submariner

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SKU AS03085
SKU AS03085

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Launched in 1953, the Submariner line is one of - if not the single most important timepiece designs in all of wristwatch history.

For the purist collector, the no-date Reference 5512 is arguably the single most desirable matte dial variant. Great, honest examples are becoming a real challenge to source, and it takes us months of searching and plenty of passes before we'll ante up. So when we offer one, you can be sure it passes muster - and the example we have on offer here is a truly great and honest example, dating to circa 1966.

This example features an excellent 39mm Oyster case with thick chamfers showing no signs of polish. Its matte black four line, Meters First dial shows no noteworthy blemishes, staining or spotting, and its luminescent indices and hands show a lovely cream patination. Paired with a clean fat font bezel insert and matching pip, this no-excuses 5512 checks all the boxes and is sure to capture the attention of collectors and aesthetes alike.

If you've been looking for a collector-grade Sub for your collection, you've just found it.

The Story

The Submariner emerged at a time when oceanographer Jacques Cousteau exposed the world to the wonders of undersea exploration. Skin-diving as a sport became accessible to amateurs, and one by one watch brands—from Blancpain to Omega—brought out their own purpose-driven dive watches.

Rolex was fortunate in that René Jeanneret, one of the company's directors, was a skin-diving enthusiast. This gave the Crown a unique insight into the development of their diving watch. They enlarged the Oyster case and made it thicker, offering added protection against pressure at depth, and capped the case with a rotating bezel. The dial they made black, a no-frills choice, and coated the hour plots and hands with a liberal amount of luminescent material. It was upon this template that all later references of Submariner would be modeled.

Throughout the decades Rolex developed and improved the model, until by the mid-1960s the Submariner had become what it is today—a classic.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner

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Rolex Submariner

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Launched in 1953, the Submariner line is one of - if not the single most important timepiece designs in all of wristwatch history.

For the purist collector, the no-date Reference 5512 is arguably the single most desirable matte dial variant. Great, honest examples are becoming a real challenge to source, and it takes us months of searching and plenty of passes before we'll ante up. So when we offer one, you can be sure it passes muster - and the example we have on offer here is a truly great and honest example, dating to circa 1966.

This example features an excellent 39mm Oyster case with thick chamfers showing no signs of polish. Its matte black four line, Meters First dial shows no noteworthy blemishes, staining or spotting, and its luminescent indices and hands show a lovely cream patination. Paired with a clean fat font bezel insert and matching pip, this no-excuses 5512 checks all the boxes and is sure to capture the attention of collectors and aesthetes alike.

If you've been looking for a collector-grade Sub for your collection, you've just found it.

The Story

The Submariner emerged at a time when oceanographer Jacques Cousteau exposed the world to the wonders of undersea exploration. Skin-diving as a sport became accessible to amateurs, and one by one watch brands—from Blancpain to Omega—brought out their own purpose-driven dive watches.

Rolex was fortunate in that René Jeanneret, one of the company's directors, was a skin-diving enthusiast. This gave the Crown a unique insight into the development of their diving watch. They enlarged the Oyster case and made it thicker, offering added protection against pressure at depth, and capped the case with a rotating bezel. The dial they made black, a no-frills choice, and coated the hour plots and hands with a liberal amount of luminescent material. It was upon this template that all later references of Submariner would be modeled.

Throughout the decades Rolex developed and improved the model, until by the mid-1960s the Submariner had become what it is today—a classic.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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