Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968

A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch 

Reference 5500 was first introduced in 1957 and is a classic, automatically wound wristwatch. The robust stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a smooth chamfered bezel and typical screw-down Rolex crown and case back. This example of the model has a great monochrome look with a silvered, satin finished dial and applied, polished indexes to compliment the watch’s case.

As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water-resistance for depths up to 100 metres.


Technical details

[M] Rolex calibre 1520 automatically wound movement, lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied faceted baton numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case, screw-down Rolex crown and case back, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 39.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm

Serviced and overhauled by a Rolex accredited watchmaker. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee, detailed Black Bough certificate and a Black Bough leather watch pouch.

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Description

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Ref. 5500 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1968
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch 

Reference 5500 was first introduced in 1957 and is a classic, automatically wound wristwatch. The robust stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a smooth chamfered bezel and typical screw-down Rolex crown and case back. This example of the model has a great monochrome look with a silvered, satin finished dial and applied, polished indexes to compliment the watch’s case.

As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water-resistance for depths up to 100 metres.


Technical details

[M] Rolex calibre 1520 automatically wound movement, lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied faceted baton numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case, screw-down Rolex crown and case back, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 39.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm

Serviced and overhauled by a Rolex accredited watchmaker. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee, detailed Black Bough certificate and a Black Bough leather watch pouch.

£2450.00 [Sold]