Super Rare 1958 Rolex Oyster Airking Super Precision 6565/6552 Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, created the ‘Air’ series as a homage to the Airforce. First introduced in 1945, it went through a number of variants before settling on the ‘Air-King’. This 6565/6552 has the very high quality 25 jewel calibre 1030 automatic movement and became the ‘Super’ Precision.

The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original very slightly off-white Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is classically Rolex (please see picture 6 for the colour of the batons and hands – steel). The applied steel hour batons along with the original steel hands (blued steel second hand) provide a soft contrast to the dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming steel case. The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in very good condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this beautiful piece we’ve added a new, super quality, Hirsch black ‘London’ alligator strap with steel buckle (these retail at £190).

Watches of this quality and rarity rarely come onto the market…

As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures 33 mm’s across, excluding the Rolex signed crown and 39 mm’s long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and the case number is ‘6552’ (the reference 6565 has been scored out to recognise the movement). The age reference is ‘11.1958’ dating it to 1958.

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The Dial

The original very slightly off-white Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is classically Rolex (please see picture 6 for the colour of the batons and hands – steel). The applied steel hour batons along with the original steel hands (blued steel second hand) provide a soft contrast to the dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming steel case. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Air-King’, ‘Super Precision’ and ‘T Swiss T’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted to 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1030’. The movement number is N674554.

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The Strap

To complete this beautiful piece we’ve added a new, super quality, Hirsch black ‘London’ alligator strap with steel buckle (these retail at £190).

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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Service, Repair and Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. Please ring me if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927

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