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Rolex Air-King 5500 Matte Black Dial

SKU: ROLEX284
Sale price$4,203.69 USD

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-Specifications

Brand
Rolex
Model
Air-King
Reference
5500
Year
circa 1978
Serial
58xxxxx
Movement
Automatic Cal.1520
Case
34mm
Material
Stainless Steel
Bracelet
Oyster Bracelet 78350 with 557B End Link
Bracelet Length
Approx. 18.2cm (12 Links)
Includes
Watch and Bracelet Only
Box/Paper
No Box/No Paper
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via DHL Express with full insurance

*Model wrist size is 16.5cm circumference


-Description

During the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, Rolex Oyster watches were on the wrist of many pilots. The Air-King was born as a tribute to the pioneers of that golden age.

Reference 5500 was produced for approximately 30 years, from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. It is one of the most representative references for those new to vintage Rolex.

The 34mm Oyster case, three non-date hands, smooth bezel and minimalist design are the main features of the Air-King.

The dial is a matte black dial with gold lettering, a rare combination for Air-King with a four-digit reference. The hands and indexes are also gold, giving the watch an appearance that is both sporty and gorgeous.

The dial and hands are lumed with tritium.

The movement is a automatic Cal.1520 with a hack function. This is a highly reliable movement that has been in service for more than 20 years despite its non-chronometer specifications.

The bracelet comes with a oyster bracelet 78350 from later years. It has 12 links which can be worn up to a wrist circumference of just over 18cm.

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