Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V01
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V05
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V02
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V03
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V04
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V08
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V09
Leather Single Watch Pouch made in England
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V01
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V05
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V02
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V03
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V04
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V08
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Dated 1962 Wwrakop1 V09
Leather Single Watch Pouch made in England

Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Super Precision Ref. 5500 vintage wristwatch, dated 1962

A fine and handsome stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch

Rolex introduced the ‘Air-King’ reference 5500 in 1957. Date stamped for 1962, the present watch belongs to the early period of the Ref. 5500’s production and is one of the most attractive of the variant Air-King dials. The silvered dial is in outstanding condition and features raised Arabic and dagger numerals. As with other early examples of the Ref. 5500, this Air-King is also detailed ‘Super Precison’ above the 6 o’clock position; later in the 1960s, as the 5500s became more standardised, they were marked ‘Precision’ only. It’s also interesting to note that the minutes/seconds divisions are divided into half minute/half second increments, another feature that is found on some of the earliest of the Ref. 5500s. Powered by an automatic Rolex calibre 1530 movement and housed in a steel Oyster case, this is a classic vintage Rolex model.

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Technical details

Rolex calibre 1530 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial, combination raised Arabic and faceted dagger numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent ‘Alpha’ shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), outer minute/seconds track, centre seconds; stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with screw-down crown and case back, polished chamfered bezel, satin finish to the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back; case, dial, movement and crown signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm

All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and card presentation box are included with this wristwatch. This Rolex watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker.

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Description

Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Super Precision Ref. 5500 vintage wristwatch, dated 1962
A fine and handsome stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch

Rolex introduced the ‘Air-King’ reference 5500 in 1957. Date stamped for 1962, the present watch belongs to the early period of the Ref. 5500’s production and is one of the most attractive of the variant Air-King dials. The silvered dial is in outstanding condition and features raised Arabic and dagger numerals. As with other early examples of the Ref. 5500, this Air-King is also detailed ‘Super Precison’ above the 6 o’clock position; later in the 1960s, as the 5500s became more standardised, they were marked ‘Precision’ only. It’s also interesting to note that the minutes/seconds divisions are divided into half minute/half second increments, another feature that is found on some of the earliest of the Ref. 5500s. Powered by an automatic Rolex calibre 1530 movement and housed in a steel Oyster case, this is a classic vintage Rolex model.

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Technical details

Rolex calibre 1530 Rolex calibre 1530 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial, combination raised Arabic and faceted dagger numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent ‘Alpha’ shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), outer minute/seconds track, centre seconds; stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with screw-down crown and case back, polished chamfered bezel, satin finish to the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back; case, dial, movement and crown signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm

All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate. This Rolex watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker.

£1,985.00 [Sold]