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.
[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
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.