A rare, stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Super Precision Explorer vintage gents wristwatch ref. 5504. A timeless, original black gilt dial with applied hour markers and Arabic numbers 3, 6 and 9, a fixed stainless steel smooth bezel, a stainless steel Rolex jubilee bracelet with a stainless steel deployant clasp, plastic glass, automatic movement, in excellent condition, comes with a Rolex box and our own 12 month warranty.
Introduced just five years after Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the 5504 was among the first true “Explorer’s”. This example, which dates to 1959, is exemplary. Its black gilt dial is an immaculate, glossy canvas for its light pumpkin markers and matching mercedes hands. Its steel oyster case remains sharp, possibly even unpolished. Considerably rarer than its successors, the 6610 and 1016, the 5504 has become a sleeping giant in the vintage Rolex world.