Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

 

The Black dial rolex oyster perpetual air king replica watch ref. 116900 features a dial very similar to that on the Rolex Explorer I ref. 214270 we reviewed here; but this time, including a white minute scale with white numerals. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King ref. 116900 features a black glossy dial with applied hour numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King ref. 116900 is fitted with the legendary Oyster bracelet with satin-brushed finish. The bracelet features solid links throughout and is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp equipped with the Easylink system that allows the wearer to extend the last link on the bracelet by 5 mm.The Rolex Air-King, for most of its very long history, was the simplest, least expensive Rolex, but also in some ways the purist’s Rolex. With no date, a 100 m water resistant case, screw-down crown, and chronometer certification, it had every essential attribute that makes a Rolex a Rolex, with no distractions. In 2014, however, it was discontinued, and its status as the entry level Rolex as well as the purist’s Rolex was taken in 2015 by a new version of the Oyster Perpetual. In 2016, however, the Air-King returned and it is emphatically not your father’s Air-King. With a 40 mm case, new “Superlative Chronometer” certification, complete overhaul to the dial, and the same arrangements for resistance to magnetism as the Milgauss, it may be an Air-King in name, but in the hand and on the wrist, it’s an almost entirely new watch.

In fact, it’s such a departure from what we’ve all gotten used to thinking of as an Air-King that I almost wish Rolex had named it something else. The retention of the Air-King name means that you have to struggle a little when you first see pictures of the watch – or when you start wearing it – to see it as its own thing, instead of through the veil of years of exposure to something else that had the same name. What is the same, however – Rolex being pretty good at not totally disrupting the connection of any of its watches to earlier models in particular, and to the basic design codes of the company in particular – is the Air-King logo, as if to reassure the skittish that underneath it all, the Air-King is the same purist’s watch you knew and loved once upon a time.

THE ROLEX AIR KING REF. 5500

Mens Rolex Stainless Steel Air-King Silver Diamond 5500

Although Rolex is famous for constantly improving their watches, the timepieces tend to maintain the same overall aesthetic throughout the years. In fact, today’s Submariner, GMT Master, and Daytona watches look remarkably similar to those from the 1950s and 1960s. This is part and parcel of the Rolex magic—a signature style that is instantly recognizable. However, this no longer applies to the Air King. In fact, current iterations of the Rolex Air King models look absolutely nothing like preceding models.

The Air King made its debut in 1945 as a tribute to British air force pilots of the era. The Air King timepiece was typically regarded as an entry-level Rolex watch with its smaller 34mm size, minimalistic three-handed dial, and more accessible price point. As one of the longest running Rolex collections still in production today, there have been so many different Air King references throughout its history. But we’ll focus on a few of the most popular Air King references in the secondary market, as well as a quick look at the most current version.An early model in the collection, the vintage Air King ref. 5500 launched in 1957 and enjoyed a more than 30-year production run and plenty of variations.

For instance, the mens Rolex stainless steel Air King 5500 housed two different automatic movements—the Caliber 1520 and the Caliber 1530. There are also the mens Rolex two tone Air King 5501 versions, in addition to the gold-plated ref. 5502 and ref. 5506 models. Interestingly, there’s also the Air King ref. 5504 that sported an Explorer case! Additionally, Rolex also made the Air King Date ref. 5700 models for specific markets, which as its name suggests, boasted a date window. In the mid-1970s, Rolex unveiled the Air King ref. 5520—the first gold-filled model of the collection.

Replica Rolex Air King Watch

       Replica Rolex Air King Watch

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King Air type mentioned, I believe that many fans of the old labor can tell some well-known story, which was once a tribute aviation pilots watch products, after years of silence, now once again return. And different from the past is that this time, the King Air type to watch oversize 40 mm movement use after the Rolex Top 3131 certified chronometer automatic winding movement, compared to the old empty Pa whether design or performance , has been significantly improved.

The new King Air type watch case diameter of 40 mm, with 904L steel forging. Black dial rich personality, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock position marked King Arabic numerals, minute scale conspicuous prominent, so that sailing can clearly read.

The words “Air-King” (King Air type) on the dial, the watch is designed font used in the 1950’s designed for the original models.

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The new King Air type watch reflects the unique contact the thirties Rolex and the aviation industry. In the golden age of aviation, aircraft performance with each passing day, the route continues to expand, long-haul flights are also introduced.King Air type watch match 904L solid steel chain link Oyster bracelet with folding Oyster buckle, buckle easy to tune also installed links. This device is designed to extend patent Rolex cleverly lets wearing a strap to easily extend about 5 mm, in any case, all wearing comfort.New Air-King is hot, there is another important reason is that Rolex first use of such classic golden crown and green with a trademark.

Summary: There is no doubt that the new model will skymaster like other Oyster watch as renewed attention, and will be one of this year’s annual hot models, positioned at the Rolex entry-level pricing, it will also attract a lot of love Rolex watch group of young people.

Swiss watches Rolex

The Rolex Boutique by Swiss Watch Gallery is the largest Rolex stand-alone boutique in Southeast Asia, housing the most comprehensive collection of Rolex and Tudor timepieces. Customised and renovated according to Rolex’s global blueprint for its retail premises, its design and furnishings reflect Rolex’s commitment to modern luxury without forsaking tradition.
The leading name in luxury Swiss watches, Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige for over a century.

Rolex is proud to be a major force at play behind tennis’ finest events, players and organisations. From Wimbledon and the Australian Open to Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer, Rolex has cultivated a privileged relationship with this great sport.
Since its founding in the early 20th century, Rolex sought to partner with activities that embody passion, excellence and precision. Naturally, Rolex gravitated toward the world of tennis, forming an alliance that dates back to the late 1970s when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of Wimbledon.
For Rolex, the association with Wimbledon has special significance because it is not only the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it has also achieved the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, similar to the evolution of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual.
In addition to Wimbledon, Rolex is also the proud sponsor of many other prestigious tennis events, among which Davis Cup by BNP Paribas holds a special place as one of the premier annual men’s team competitions in world sport. Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of Davis Cup since 2007.
In patronage of tennis’ exceptional individuals, Rolex counts among its Testimonees Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer. Tennis requires absolute precision and consistency, and Federer, who has been associated with the brand since 2001, has mastered the game better than any other player of all time.

Since its founding in the early 20th century, Rolex sought to partner with activities that embody passion, excellence and precision. Naturally, Rolex gravitated toward the world of tennis, forming an alliance that dates back to the late 1970s when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of Wimbledon.

For Rolex, the association with Wimbledon has special significance because it is not only theoldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it has also achieved the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, similar to the evolution of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual.

In addition to Wimbledon, Rolex is also the proud sponsor of many other prestigious tennis events, among which Davis Cup by BNP Paribas holds a special place as one of the premier annual men’s team competitions in world sport. Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of Davis Cup since 2007.

In patronage of tennis’ exceptional individuals, Rolex counts among its Testimonees Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer. Tennis requires absolute precision and consistency, and Federer, who has been associated with the brand since 2001, has mastered the game better than any other player of all time.