1965 Rolex Air King Explorer Ref. 5500
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The currently offered model is a fusion between the Air King and Explorer reference, featuring the iconic '3-6-9' Explorer dial. The main difference would be the size which is 34mm as opposed to the proper Explorer references. The Reference 5500 was fitted with a 'Precision' or 'Super Precision' dial, as the movements were not chronometer certified. The dial on this example is a highly glossy gilt dial bearing zinc sulfide tritium hence the reaction to UV light exposure is very strong.
|Model||Air King Explorer|
|Case||Very nice and strong case that has been polished in the past. Reference and serial numbers remain crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Original folded and riveted Oyster bracelet with little stretch from age only. Clasp stamped 4/64, 12 links|
|Dial||Very nice glossy gilt Explorer dial with Zinc Sulfide lume reacting strong to UV light exposure.|