Rolex air king
What is a Rolex Air-King?
It bears the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specifically for the model in the 1950s. The Air-King epitomizes Rolex’s privileged ties with the world of aviation during its golden age in the 1930s.
What happened to the Rolex Air-King ref 114200?
The Rolex Air-King ref. 114200 was part of the collection from 2007 to 2016. Watches from this era feature the Air-King inscription on their dials. This model still exists today; however, Rolex has removed the inscription and now refers to this timepiece as the Oyster Perpetual 34.
When did the Rolex Air-King 34mm come out?
The Air-King was the only model to endure, and Rolex launched it as its own collection in 1958. The 34mm Air-King was straightforward, stainless steel, time-only Rolex that was positioned as the brand’s entry-level timepiece.
Is the Rolex Air-King 116900 waterproof?
Originally sporting a 34mm case, the new Rolex Air-King 116900 now boasts a 40mm stainless steel Oyster case, thereby injecting a much more sporty and modern appeal to the watch. The case is outfitted with the Twinlock screw-down crown for water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters).
When did the Rolex Air-King Watch come out?
In 1945, Rolex introduced the ever first Air-King watch as the reference 4925. It was a stainless steel Rolex Air-King watch featuring a simple design. The watch flaunted the innovative and famous Oyster case in stainless steel, clear readable dial and smooth bezel. Following the reference 4925, Rolex released the Air-King ref. 4499 after a year.
What kind of case does a Rolex Air King 5500 have?
The Air-King King: Reference 5500. In 1957, Rolex introduced the Air-King that would go on to define the line for the next 37 years: Reference 5500. The Ref. 5500 featured a 34mm Oystersteel case, with the Oyster bracelet to match. The 34mm size was a bit small, even for the vintage era.
Is the Rolex Air-King worth buying?
As one of Rolex’s longest running models, the Air-King is a watch worthy of your attention. So let’s take a quick tour of the Air-King’s history while also attempting to keep the aviatic puns to a minimum. Rolex produced a number of “Air” models during and immediately after World War II, all for the British Royal Air Force and its pilots.
What Rolex watches do pilots wear?
After learning of this, and once WWII had subsided, Rolex released a commemorative “Air” series honoring the pilots; it included the Air-Tiger, Air-Lion, Air-Giant, and Air-King. All four models were produced until the 1960s, after which point only the Air-King persevered. The First Air-King