Released in 1945, in the midst of World War II, the Rolex Air-King was one of a series of watches presented to the pilots of the Battle of Britain to honour their efforts. Other watches in the Air series included the Air-Lion, Air-Gant and Air-Tiger, but the Rolex Air-King is the only one of the Air series still in production today. It remains popular due to its proud history and simple but elegant design. Throughout the years, companies have adopted the history of the Air-King and gifted them to retiring pilots.
The Oyster Perpetual Air-King was introduced in 2016. It pays homage to the original Air-King, with newer Rolex technology incorporated into the design. The updated models feature an Oystersteel case, and an Oyster bracelet with an Oysterclasp. The dial maintains the sleek aesthetic of the original 1950s timepiece. A watch with a truly meaningful heritage, the Air-King is the perfect watch for pilots and flying enthusiasts.
Designed for maximum legibility in the cockpit, the Air-King benefits from a simple yet elegant design. The black dial provides contrast, and the Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence makes for optimal visibility at night. The dial is uncluttered by complications or other functions.
Water resistant to 100m, recent Air-King models come fitted with a self-winding 3131 calibre. A power reserve of approximately 48-hours ensures peace of mind. The 40mm case is made from tough Oystersteel, and fitted with a smooth bezel. The three-piece Oyster bracelet is designed for both comfort and timeless style.
Pre-Owned Rolex Air-King: The Pilot’s Gift
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