1973 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Vintage Watch (VW658)
Presented in close to mint condition is this rare stainless steel 1973 vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision, this Air King has a rare and attractive sunburst blue dial. The Air King is the longest production model that Rolex make, the model was originally released in 1945 in honour of the pilots who served in the RAF through WW2.
The genuine top quality stainless steel Rolex ref: 5500 case is in near mint condition. The case measures 34mm in diameter excluding the signed screw down Rolex winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND STAINLESS STEEL 1002’, the serial number 370xxxx and case back both date this Rolex to 1973. The screw down Rolex crown functions properly. The case has the correct combination of brushed satin lug shoulders and highly polished sides. The blue dial is framed by a highly polished smooth steel bezel which contrasts beautifully with the brushed satin lugs and end pieces.
This Air-King has been fitted with a top quality hand made black leather Hirsch Artisan leather strap which compliments the watch beautifully. The strap is a 19mm lug width and retains its 16mm stainless steel Rolex buckle.
The rare and attractive sunburst blue dial is in mint condition, this dial looks superb on the wrist. The dial has very attractive silver hour markers with doubles on the quaters. The silver hands and seconds sweep contrast beautifully with the blue dial. The dial is signed ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL AIR KING PRECISION SWISS’ with the raised silver Rolex crown logo in the twelve position.
The high grade automatic 26 Jewel Swiss made Rolex caliber 1520 Precision movement is in superb condition and is keeping excellent time over a 36hr period, this movement has been well cared for over the years and has just had a recent service. The watch winds and sets smoothly. The movement is signed ‘ROLEX GENEVA SWISS TWENTY SIX 26 JEWELS 1520’.
An eye catching and rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King, presented in ready to wear condition.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King
1520 Precision, Automatic
Black leather Hirsch strap with Rolex buckle
Vintage Winders Presentation Box
Vintage Winders Authentication
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