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Explorer 5504 Tropical Chocolate Dial Fullset Chapter Ring 1959 Box+Papers Collectorset

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1959 | Original box | Original papers
+ $169 for insured shipping to
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Basic Info

Listing code IIG0C8
Brand Rolex
Reference number 5504
Dealer product code V347
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1959
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Aachen
Price €32,890 (= $37,033) [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 1530
Base caliber 1570
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 25


Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 x 44 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel



This is an automatically translated text.
Brand: Rolex
Model: Explorer
Reference: 5504
Diameter: 36 mm
Year: 1959
Condition: Very good
Case: steel
Bracelet: steel
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Tropical Chocolate Dial
Glass: Plexiglas

Special Features:
Chapter Ring Gilt Dial
Tropical Chocolate Dial
No Crown Guards
Screw Down Crown
Folding clasp

Scope of delivery
Rolex papers
Rolex Box
Rolex hangtag
vcg warranty card / 2 years warranty

The 1959 Rolex Explorer i Ref. 5504 is definitely a rare find. Supposedly a less expensive "super precision" version of the Explorer 1 Ref. 6610, this reference was also used in the British naafi. The watch combines the elegant style of a dress watch with sporty features, including Submariner-style hands and the extremely rare white seconds hand. The original Chapter Ring Gilt dial and hands are in excellent condition. The dial has also taken on a beautiful brown hue over the years. The watch comes with box and papers from 1959, an impressive and certainly one-of-a-kind full set. Secure this exceptional Rolex Explorer now and own a piece of history on your wrist.

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Aachen, Germany
English, German
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Aachen, Germany
English, German


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