Rolex - Air King Ref. 5500

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Sky Blue - A true Kind in the Air.

To provide better readability for pilots, Rolex made a watch that was then 34mm in diameter to introduce the Air-King in 1957. That may sound small compared to today, but back then it was revolutionary in size.

Our reference 5500 here is from 1972 and comes with a beautiful blue dial. Depending on the incidence of light, the color changes between deep blue and lighter blue.

After refurbishment in our atelier, the case and bracelet are in beautiful condition. Hardly any signs of wear are visible. The bracelet also has very little stretch. We have taken care to work as little as possible to preserve the patina of the watch.

The watch is fully serviced by our workshop and comes with 2 years warranty.


Refernce 5500
Serial No.
Year 1972
Case Stahl
Strap Oyster-Strap in Steel
Glass Plexi
Diameter 34 mm
Dial Blue
Orig. Papers No / AoT Warranty
Orig. Box No / AoT Box
Caliber 1520, Automatic
Warranty 2 Years Warranty
Condition Very good
Shipping Free insured shipping within Germany

Value Performance

Performance 2011-2021 - +90,8%

 Year Value according to trading platforms*
12/2011 1.718€
12/2012 1.570€ / -8,6%
12/2013 2.189€ / +39,4%
12/2014 2.349€ / +7,3%
12/2015 2.622€ / +11,6%
12/2016 2.869€ / +9,4%
12/2017 2.482€ / -13,5%
12/2018 3.082€ / +24,2%
12/2019 3.083€ / 0%
12/2020 3.058€ / -0,1%
03/2021 3.278€ / +7,2%

*The indicated values are general approximations of sales portals on the Internet and do not provide any information about actually achievable market prices or about possible future value developments. No guarantee about information. Errors and typographical errors excepted.

Our Service

Each vintage watch is individually selected and carefully checked by us. After we purchase a watch, it is mechanically and fully tested and inspected in our watchmaker's workshop. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced to ensure it meets our high standards.

We will always describe the watch as completely as possible in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest quality and form an important part of the description of each watch. Therefore, we do not retouch our images. We will never hide or cover up any element of a watch we sell.

One element of our unparalleled service is fully insured courier shipping with personal delivery. Once you receive your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14-day return policy. Simply return the watch for a full refund.

Our Warranty

We offer a two-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the water resistance of (vintage) watches unless expressly stated in writing. Therefore, our warranty does not cover damage to the case and / or movement caused by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not cover accidental damage or improper handling of your watch and does not cover the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

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