1962 Vintage Rare Rolex Explorer Ref 5500 Glossy Gilt Dial

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About The Watch

a Very Rare Rolex Explorer. This example has one of the coolest original dials I’ve ever seen. Stunning patina, lovely gilt and clear printing. This Explorer Dial is one of the rarest Dial.

Case and Bracelet :  Serial number in 7XXXXX 1962 , 34mm Very Good case that has recently been polished and has very light wear from use. Caseback is stamped: 5500 II.1962 and it has engraving. Original bracelet (extended model) dated 1962.

Dial and hands: Original untouched and Very Good glossy black gilt Swiss only dial. The glossy finish is aging to matte. and has some dots as you can see in the pictures, Comes with original White Gold dauphine hands and arrowhead markers.

Movement: Original C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer automatic 1530 Rolex Caliber . Movement is clean and running.

Accessories: Non.


  • Proudly, Here is the rarest Daytona Zenith ever made, Prototype only 5 examples known,  and this particular example came from it original owner, He bought it in 1989, then wore it few times and he kept it at the safe. the watch was purchased from the Rolex authorized dealer in London and all the other 4 example was originally purchased in the UK. what makes this example super rare is the porcelain 4 line dial with diamonds. and what makes it special it's unpolished and full set. Dial: Very rare Dial, made of Porcelain 4 line with factory diamonds. Case: Mint condition Never polished still has the green sticker on the case back. Bracelet: full size bracelet unpolished in mint condition ZERO starches matching the production year Code M6 1988. Movement: just serviced and the serial number is 11xxx which is correct for the production year.   Accessories (Full Set): papers: Original Rolex Certificate  from well known Rolex Dealer in the UK. Booklets: Daytona Booklet, Your Rolex Booklet & the Translates Booklet all of them dated 1988. Box: Original box still has the stickers 16528 & the dial color (white) on it from the correct period. Hang Tags: The red and the green hang tags has the reference and the serial number on it. Other Accessories: Calendar card 1988/1989, Leather wallet & the clothes.