1978 Rolex Submariner Maxi MK1 Ref. 5512
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Maxi King - The Rolex Submariner 5512 with Maxi MK1 dial is a grail among the Maxi dial Submariners, its not only once that I heard from collectors that if they would have to choose one watch only, it would be a Maxi 5512. The Submariner in general is the most iconic Dive watch of all times and the 5513 is for sure the most iconic reference but is it also the rarest - no, it is not. With a short production run of only 1 to 2 years around 1978 the 5512 Maxi is truly rare fella among the matte dial Submariners. With the 4 line print it is easily distinguishable from any 5513. This stunning example features a near flawless dial with large lume plots that have aged to a ivory-cream color, very common for the 5512 Maxi MK1 dial. The hands are matching and have aged perfectly. The case and bezel are evenly in great condition and only show little wear from age. The Triitium pearl has also aged nicely and matching the hue. The rarity and condition of this extremely well preserved 5512 make it very attractive for seasoned collectors.
|Submariner Maxi MK1
|Very strong case that has been recently polished and is showing crisp lugs with prominent bevels. The insert is black with a gunmetal grey hue in some lighting. The pearl has aged to a brownish hue
|Bracelet / Strap
|Excellent 93150 Submariner bracelet with divers extension. The clasp code is T1 for 1995
|Excellent MK1 matte four liner dial with original lumes and perfectly matching hands
Released in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the Submariner was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100m. The most recognizable watch in the Rolex line-up. The Submariner is characterized by its iconic black dial and diving bezel. A tool watch with a strong Rolex DNA, the Submariner is not only the most iconic Rolex, but probably the most iconic watch of all time.