Air King Ref. 5500


The reference 5500 is a continuation of the Air-King name that Rolex first introduced with the Reference 4925 in the 1940's alongside names like Air-Giant, Air-Lion and Air-Tiger that flamed out.

Rolex had originally introduced the Air-King as a variation of the Oyster Perpetual, intended to honor RAF pilots who served during World War II.

The standard, catalog Air-King reference 5500 measures 34mm in diameter; small,  is notable for its simple, clean, time-only design. The standard reference 5500 dial is an elegant silver with a gentle sunburst effect that emanates from the center of the dial.

The sharp, applied indices are topped with small lume plots towards the outer edge of the dial, giving the dial a more elegant feel than the large, painted lume plots common on other Rolex sports models of the era. The hands look like typical baton hands, featuring lume about halfway up, but do come to a point at the end like a pencil.

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Reference 5500
Year 1983
Movement Automatic
Diameter 34mm
Material Steel
Condition Pre-Owned
Box & Papers No

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