Tropical 1958 Rolex Air-King (Ref.5500)
This 1958 Rolex Air-King ref. 5500 has one of the most beautiful and vibrant tropical dials that features unique triangle markers, and its original Jubilee bracelet. This is a classic and truly timeless piece that will is suitable for any occasion.
|Rolex "U.S.A. Made" Jubilee Bracelet
The very strong case has only been very lightly polished in the past and retains symmetrical and full lugs that show honest signs of previous use. The smooth stainless steel bezel shows light signs of use. The case back features a charming engraving that reads "Charlie Love Sally, 3-4-60". The original Rolex "U.S.A Made" Jubilee bracelet features 22 links that show appropriate stretch for the bracelet style and age.
The incredible tropical Air-King dial has achieved an even and vivid golden coloration that is consistent throughout the dial. The triangle markers remain in excellent condition, only showing light oxidation which is to be expected. The original radium lume plots have taken on a dark patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original radium alpha hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. the watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.