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Rolex Air King Pool Intairdril Dial Ref. 5500

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1980 | No original box | No original papers
£5,472
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Basic Info

Listing code IMH049
Brand Rolex
Model Air King
Reference number 5500
Dealer product code W-2422
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1980
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location The Netherlands, Heerlen
Price €6,250 (= £5,472)
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 1520

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 34 mm
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Blue
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel

Description

The Air King has been in the Rolex line up since it was introduced in the 1940s to pay respect to the Royal Air Force pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain.

This is an interesting Air King as it was an employee gift from Pool Intairdril, an oil servicing company. It supplied the labour, rigs and plant equipment to the big oil companies including Occidental, Agip and the Libyan NOC (National Oil Company).
The watches were given to Pool Intairdril employees typically as safety awards. Safety was a huge issue and so rig managers and other personnel in charge of safety management would be given the Rolex Air Kings with their names engraved into the case back along with a certificate of commendation.

The watch remains in lovely condition, with a good case.
The soleil silver dial is in outstanding condition and has the ‘P’ logo in the lower half of the dial.
The case back has the engraving “I Lara 11-10-86”, which we assume was the employee to whom the watch was awarded. This Air King is fitted with the pictured leather strap and the movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.

We find these logo dial watches fascinating and have written a new article on them that you can read here. Please get in touch to discuss this cool AK some more!

Specifications:

- Reference 5500
- 34mm steel case
- Serial 634xxxx dating to 1980
- Smooth steel bezel
- Pool Intairdril logo dial
- Leather strap
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
English, German
58 watches sold
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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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