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Rolex RED Air King with B&P

Probably the rarest Rolex Air King ever made… Rolex usually used red-text for the earliest examples or prototypes/special models. This one has Air King & super precision written in RED. It was made in 1958 & delivered in 1959 to Singapore which makes it one of the earliest Air Kings with ref 5500. As an extra, this dial also has the Explorer configuration and is completely original with nicely aged luminous dots. The steel case with serial 369xxx measures 34mm excl Rolex crown and looks hardly polished. Movement is the automatic Rolex Cal. 1530 which is working fine. Really rare is the fact that it comes in it’s original box including Air King Cigarette card and it has the original papers. Attached is a new Rolex croco band with buckle. Truly rare piece which will only go up in value.