ROLEX AIRKING REF. 5500
Beautiful stainless steel round case wristwatch. Screwed crown and case back. Black dial with applied stick indexes. Central second hand. Self-winding mechanical movement.
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Although discreet, the origins of the Air-King do not lack nobility. Its origins come from the history of aviation. At the turn of the 1940’s, the instruments are still rudimentary, the precision of the aviator’s watch is then of capital importance. The watchmaking brand understanding this expectation develops several models, with a range “Air”, Air Giant, Air Lion, Air Tiger and Air King. In 1945, Rolex proposed this fabulous model to pay tribute to the courage of Royal Air Force pilots (RAF).
The model presented here is an Air King reference 5500 from 1989 in perfect condition. It is a stainless steel round case of 34 mm diameter with screwed crown and case back. Nice black dial with applied stick indexes. Straight hands and central second hand. Self-winding mechanical movement.
The Air-King, a noble model of the brand which inherits the innovative and singular know-how of Rolex. A historical model which is still today highly appreciated by the public in search of a reliable, precise and iconic watch of high quality.