When we started considering the topic of the list within the Fratello team, it sparked a lively debate. As you will understand, a subject like this leads to a difference in personal opinions on the true watch icons. After much back-and-forth, we decided that this would be the list of the best fake Rolex Submariner references ever produced. The question is, can you really pick just five out of the multitude produced since 1953? It seems like an impossible job if you look at the history of the cheap replica Rolex Submariner. Ultimately, though, we made some tough choices and compiled our list. So without further ado, let’s kick off our new series with the best 1:1 fake Rolex Submariner references ever produced.
The second reference on our list is the famous AAA replica Rolex Submariner ref. 5512. This model was first introduced in 1959 and saw a new design for the 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 Swiss made replica Rolex ref. 5512 is known as the chronometer-certified version, whereas its ref. 5513 was the non-chronometer-certified version. This is why top super clone 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 cheap fake 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 replica Rolex used its calibers 1530, 1560, and 1570 for the Submariner ref. 5512. Overall, it’s safe to say that this is the Submariner reference that paved the way for how we look at the design of dive super clone watches online 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.