Rolex Oyster Perpetual vintage Air-King 5500 with the very rare Arabic / 3,6,9 Dial. The very early Air King 5500’s had this rare dial variation with both Arabic 3,6,9 numerals and dagger/arrow head hour markers. Our watch features the much rarer “sword shaped hands” with blue steeled hands. It also featured a metal ‘Rolex’ Crown rather than being printed. Rolex Air-King 5500’s were made for over 35 years with the 1520 / 1530 calibre movement. During the period of production it is believed that there was importation laws that would restrict how many jewels could be fitted to some of the movements thus becoming quite rare and collectable. Powered by the older style 1530 movement with the Butterly rotor. Our immaculate and original example was manufactured in 1957 but not sold until 1959 with 374852 serial number. Astonishingly our beautiful watch still has its ORIGINAL box and papers with the papers indicating the watch was supplied new at Watches Of Switzerland (Birmingham, UK) on 12/9/1959. Please note the first digit is “8” on the papers which is possibly an error on the date of sale.