The Rolex Air-King perpetuates the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster.
The Rolex Air-King dial features a distinctive black dial with a combination of large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours and a prominent minute scale for navigational time readings. It bears the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specially for the model in the 1950s.
Inspired by aircraft instruments, the model’s emblematic dial, introduced in 2016, has been refreshed. It offers perfect balance and improved legibility, thanks to the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale.
The new-generation Air-King is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2020 and is fitted on this model from 2022. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
3230, Manufacture Rolex
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Approximately 70 hours
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