Brand: Rolex

Model: Airking explorer

Movement : Automatic

Reference: 5500

Diameter : 34mm

Year: 1973

Case: Beautiful barely polished steel case with ultra present angles not rounded at all. Very nice polish according to the original rolex standards.

Dial: Beautiful black original explorer dial. Very beautiful patina of the indexes 3_6_9. Very rare configuration in exceptional condition.

Bracelet: Original steel folded

Accessories: None

Return policy
Return policy
Return policy All watches sold have a 3 days return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us by email or phone, then return the watch in the exact same condition as received and we will refund you within 10 days after we fully inspectied the watch received back in our offices at your expense. We will not refund any watches beyond the 3-days inspection period following the delivery. Paris Heure cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss from the date of delivery of the watches. If there is a problem when the watch is sent back the client Paris Heure cannot be held responsible , the client has to take his own insurance with the shipping company at his cost, we can help you with this. 
Delivery : Buyers are responsible for all additional customs fees, duties, or taxes. All shipments are sent fully insured via Malca Amit who primarily uses Fedex. A tracking number will be given to you after collection of the package. In case of loss or theft of packages, a refund will only be made after approval of the insurance claim by our insurance provider Malca Amit.

Guarantee : All watches are guaranteed for 6 months for normal use. For vintage watches that are not waterproof, there is no guarantee of water resistance. In the caseof a water resistance problem linked to the non-screwing of the crown, the warranty is also void. In the case of shocks to the watch, the warranty is void. Normal use only qualifies for the 6-month warranty.


Our opinion: The explorer ref 5500 is an airking with a very rare matt explorer dial in new condition! different versions were produced, matt, lacquered… A real collector's reference. This one is from 1973 and is one of the first with a matte dial, well patinated explorer numbers 3_6_9. The watch has its vintage folded strap which is very long and in good condition. And the case is very little polished! A truly exceptional watch.