Rolex

Air-King 5500, a stainless steel automatic wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1969

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Description

The iconic Rolex Air King was introduced to the market in 1945. Reference 5500 was first introduced in 1957 with its 34mm case, and remained a staple in the collection for over three decades until it was replaced by reference 14000 in 1989.  

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The watch is in overall good condition with light wear throughout commensurate with age. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

Year

1969

Reference Number

5500

Model

Air King

Gender

Women's, Men's, Unisex

Dial Color(s)

Silver

Dial Numerals

Stick

Movement Type

Automatic

Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Case Number

26*****

Case Size (mm)

34

Case Back

Screw-down

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 7.5 inch or smaller.

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Signature

Dial, Movement

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