The second reference on our list is the famous 1:1 fake Rolex Submariner ref. 5512. This model was first introduced in 1959 and saw a new design for the perfect replica Rolex Submariner that looks like the Sub we know today. The case was updated to 40mm in diameter and featured a bigger 7mm crown with crown guards, beveled lugs, and a bezel insert with hash marks for the first 15 minutes. Additionally, the dial features text at 12 and 6 o’clock. And as most of you will know, the ref. 5512 is known as the chronometer-certified version, whereas its ref. 5513 was the non-chronometer-certified version. This is why Swiss made replica Rolex introduced the famous text “Superlative Chronometer / Officially Certified” on the dial at 6 o’clock. However, some early models do not feature this text.
The UK AAA replica Rolex Submariner 5512 was produced until 1980, so there is a string of different versions of this reference out there. Visible differences can be found in the shape of the crown guards, the different dial executions, and the different text on the dial. Regarding movements, Swiss movement fake Rolex used its calibers 1530, 1560, and 1570 for the Submariner ref. 5512.
Overall, it’s safe to say that this is the cheap fake Rolex Submariner reference that paved the way for how we look at the design of dive replica watches for sale uk today. This is why it’s widely regarded as one of the most important references out there. Getting your hands on one could easily see you paying prices from €15K to €25K. For one in great condition, the price goes up even more, but it buys you an absolute icon.