Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 345

ROLEX REF. 5500/1002 AIR-KING EXPLORER DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Air-King, Precision, case No. 1009130, Ref. 5500/1002. Made circa 1955. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 9K yellow gold wristwatch with a 9K yellow gold expansion Rolex Oyster bracelet. To be sold without reserve

HKD 20,000 - 30,000

USD 2,500 - 4,000 / EUR 2,000 - 3,000

Sold: HKD 62,500

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, screwed down case back and crown. D. Silver with applied yellow gold faceted dart indexes and Arabic quarters, outer minute/seconds track. Luminous yellow gold alpha hands. M. Cal. 1530, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 12 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original