Ask and you shall receive – I bring you the Rolex Air-King! This year at Baselworld we have seen the new Daytona, the Explorer, the Datejust 41, and now the Air-King. This puppy has a ton of new features and has a relatively good price (for a Rolex).
The Air-King is one of the most well-known (and widely missed) Rolex models. Initially released in 1945 (along with the Datejust), this model (like every Rolex model) has seen several modifications over the decades, and this year is no different.
The new Air-King comes in a 40 mm 904L stainless-steel Oyster case. The shiny black dial features the 3-6-9 hour configuration (à la the Explorer) and the minute indication on the fives. And the best part? The dial bears the name “Air-King” in the same script as the ones from the 1950s. Additionally, this watch is powered by the automatic caliber 3131 movement and is also a certified superlative chronometer.
All in all, this watch is king (sorry, had to) to a lot of Rolex fans out there and it is surely a welcome return. And for CHF 5,900, this is considered the “entry level” Rolex. For more information you can visit the Rolex website here.
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