Fine & Highly Collectable Rolex Explorer ref 5500 features. Automatic, 26 jewels, caliber 1530 Movement, signed & numbered 10133. 34mm Stainless Steel polished Tonneau-Shaped Case. Screw down Caseback, inside back date coded 1/63, no 1002.
Black Acrylic Dial (signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer, Precision), with Arabic (3-6-9 layout) & Baton Numerals, hour, minute & second hands. Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Bracelet with signed Folding Clasp. The Rolex reference 5500 was launched in 1957 and would carry various names on the dial but the reference is most often associated with the Air King model.
During a small period of time in the 1960s however, Rolex also produced a small number of reference 5500 watches with Explorer dials that were very closely aligned to the classic Explorer Reference 1016. Instead of'Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' the dials would spell out'Super Precision' or'Precision' below the hands.
The case of reference 5500 was slightly smaller than that of the later Explorer reference 1016, which went on to become Rolex's longest running Explorer model and was in production from 1963 to 1989. The timepiece is in beautiful original condition & in excellent working order. Comes in a generic box, accompanied by valuation certificate. (Rolex outer box is for illustration purposes only).The item "Fine & Rare Rolex Explorer Ref 5500, cal 1530 Automatic S/Steel c1963 Watch" is in sale since Friday, September 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "borisg3707" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.