1963 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual (Ref. 5552) "SWISS only Underline Dial"

A beautiful early example Rolex Ref. 5552 Oyster Perpetual with a very unique and rare dial featuring an underline. Across all references, Rolex underline dials have become immensely collectible as their rarity are some of the highest among vintage dial variations.

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This rare piece is perfect for anyone interested in vintage watches, as the start of a collection or as an addition. This underline dial Oyster Perpetual commands wrist time with beautiful patina and style


Stock # RLXOP5552
Brand Rolex
Style Oyster Perpetual
Model 5552
Serial 96XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 34
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The case is previously polished but retains even lugs. The smooth stainless steel bezel shows little signs of wear remaining in overall excellent vintage condition. The inside of the case back is stamped IV.63, and the case back is engraved by "Alabama Power Company."


The original silver "SWISS" only underline dial is in stunning vintage condition. The silver dial itself has taken on a very warm coloration and the dial exhibits an even patina throughout. The lume plots on the dial have aged to a very dark coloration and remain fully intact, except the 5 o'clock lume is missing. The original "alpha" style hands remain in beautiful condition, the minute hand exhibits some lume loss, the hour hand lume remains fully intact.


None. The watch is running but extended service history is unknown.