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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 155

    Rolex. An unusual gold-capped stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, PRECISION, AIR-KING, GOLDSHELL, REF. 5520/1024, CASE NO. 7'473'941, MANUFACTURED IN 1983

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    Rolex. An unusual gold-capped stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Precision, Air-King, GoldShell, ref. 5520/1024, case no. 7'473'941, manufactured in 1983
    Cal. 1520 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, brushed gilt dial, applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type gold-capped stainless steel case, stainless steel screw back, gold screw down crown, gold-plated Rolex Oyster bracelet and stainless steel deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    The reference 5520 Air-King GoldShell model could be found in Rolex catalogues from 1974 until 1986.

    The present watch features two reference numbers: 5520 on the body which refers to its characteristics and 1024 in the case back. As the case bodies and backs were interchangeable at the factory, reference 1024 belongs to the series of references to which it belongs.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.


    Provenance

    The Mondani Collection of Rolex Wristwatches, Geneva 13 May 2006, lot 188.