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Rolex Steel Air King with Custom Dial Rare Jubilee Bracelet from 1972 or 1973

$4,700

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Air King / 5500 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1972-73 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 26 Jewels / Cal.1520 DIAL / HANDS: Custom Mother of Pearl / Steel Baton Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Original Jubilee 19mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Air King has a custom made charcoal Mother of Pearl dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland specifications. All the other mechanical parts on this watch are original, in fact it still has its original factory rating and meets its original factory pressure tests as well. You can only get this rating when all the parts are original. We are so confident of its dependability we offer it with our 18 month warranty. It is important to realize this watch only had a 12 month warranty when it was new. It is a great looking watch that you can wear all the time for all types of occasions and you can count on it to get you there on time. If the years 1972-1973 resonate with you, this might be the perfect gift for you. This watch is fitted with an original Jubilee bracelet but we can also offer it with an Oyster Bracelet instead.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Diameter: 1.42 in. (36 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1972-73
  • Condition
    Repaired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Venice, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R 1924 H1stDibs: LU422311175772

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  • Shipping
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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 9-11 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Venice, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 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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