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Rolex 5512 cornino

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Rolex 5512 cornino

We are talking about the Rolex 5512, a model that best represents the pentastellato brand.

From the beginning, Rolex has invested a lot on water resistance of its watches, ensuring products buyers extremely reliable.
The model we are dealing with is pretty rare, as demonstrated by the fact that it was built between 1960 and 1963, the period when the Rolex production was between 100,000 and 150,000 units per year.

The new model replaces the previous ref. waterproof up to 200m / 660ft, and has revamped than their predecessors.
Are introduced for example at the shoulders of the winding crown protection, which is already per se unpublished: no longer the Brevet 8mm, but the new Twinlock from 7 mm diameter.

The movement that animates this reference is the caliber, 1530, the case measures about 41 mm, and the ring is a new concept, with a knurling more pronounced than in the past and a graduated insert to the first 15 minutes.
Let us note, finally, the absence of the word "clock" on the dial and the curved glass, called bombs or "dome". The latter, being concave resisted better to the other pressures which a Submariner was subjected to water-resistance test.

Speaking of the dial, we can say that is here represented the most beautiful and rare pentastellato the brand is able to offer. A graphic gilt (gold) and a closed parts (line connecting all indices of minutes), complete this wonderful timepiece.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the current price, and noting how over the years It has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question, at a cost of 100,000 lire in the years of production, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1330.00 to date has reached a value of € 40,000.00, a figure about 30 times higher compared to the initial one.

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