• 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530
  • 1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530

1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530

Brand:Rolex
Model:Air King Oyster Perpetual
Year:1962
Material:Stainless Steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:34mm
Size - length including lugs:39mm
Condition:Good
Price:Price: $3,395

1962 vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual with caliber 1530

Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. The dial is round with silver color with silver baton and spot for each hour. The hands are in stainless steel with “Feuille” style. Luminous are good on spots and hands. The crown comes with the Rolex logo. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved “Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – Stainless steel – 5500 - IV.62. Automatic movement with caliber 1530 and 26 jewels. The watch comes with an oyster bracelet with double clasp Rolex stainless steel buckle.

History

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.

Technical details

Automatic movement with caliber 1530 (1957) with 26 jewels and 18,000 A/h.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 39mm

Price: $3,395