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Rolex Air King Custom Gray Meteorite Diamond Dial Steel Men's 1969 Watch 5500

$4,129

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Custom Diamond dial. Round and Baguette Diamonds. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. Covered by a one-year Chronostore warranty. Details: Model Number 5500 Brand Rolex Department Men Style Dress/Formal Model Air King Band Color Steel Dial Color Gray Case Color Steel Display Analog Year Manufactured 1969 Dial Style 12-Hour Dial, Non-Numeric Hour Marks Case Size 34 mm Watch Shape Round Country/Region of Manufacture Switzerland Vintage Yes Band Width 14 mm Lug Width 18 mm Case Thickness 11.5 mm Movement Mechanical (Automatic) Customized Yes Band Type Bracelet Number of Jewels 26 Jewels Band Material Stainless Steel Case Material Stainless Steel Case Finish Polished Box Chronostore Giftbox Included Seller Warranty Yes Papers Chronostore Certificate Manufacturer Warranty No Wrist Fit 7.25 Inches Features Acrylic Crystal, Diamond Accent, Fixed Bezel, Screwdown Crown, Self-Winding, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant

Details

  • Creator
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1969
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Custom Diamond dial. Round and Baguette Diamonds.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 355271stDibs: LU1310311229422

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    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Rolex (Designer)

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.


But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.


But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.


Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.


The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.


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