1974 Rolex Airking ‘Explorer dial’ SOLD

This is an elegant and classic gents Rolex automatic watch, an Airking, reference 5500, with 34mm case diameter and 19mm bracelet/ lug width. The Airking is on of Rolex’s longest running production lines, introduced in the early post-war era and produced for decades. This is a rare example, having an Explorer pattern dial with applied indices at the 3, 6, 9 positions. The watch comes on its original Rolex folded oyster bracelet with 357 end pieces. Although a classic sized gents Rolex, these early oysters are entirely suitable for daily wear by either ladies or gentlemen, and often preferred to traditional small ladies watches!