Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision
Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision
Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision
Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision
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Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Oyster Perpetual Air King Precision

Year: 1969
Reference #: 5500
Serial #: 156XXXX
Dial: Silver
Bezel: Smooth Bezel
Case Size: 34mm
Band: Oyster
Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Automatic
Water Resistant: No

New/Preowned: Preowned
Serviced: Yes.

Price: $4750.00

About the Brand

Founded in 1905, Rolex has since grown to be one of the most iconic, recognizable, and luxurious watch brands in the world. Seeking to succeed independently from the jewelers he had been collaborating with in London, Hans Wilsdorf relocated to Switzerland in 1908. There, the brand's iconic name “Rolex” came to be.

Obsessed with precision and accuracy, Wilsdorf worked hard to fit his timepieces with quality movements that would surpass the test of time. After gaining some popularity, Rolex relocated once again - this time to a watchmaker's town in Geneva. Here is where they released the Oyster case in 1926. The Oyster case was the world's first water resistant case, complete with an airtight screw down crown. If you ask us, it is exactly this caliber of innovation and creativity that would pave Rolex's trajectory to the top and influence the watch industry time and time again. To date Rolex is the largest manufacturer of certified Swiss-made chronometers.