The Rolex Air-King Ref 116900, first introduced in 2016, is a modern take on the classic Air-King model that was first produced in the 1940s. This 2017 model is brand new, in unworn condition and features a 40mm stainless steel case and a black dial with large, easy-to-read white hour markers and hands, making it highly legible.
The Rolex Air-King Ref 116900 is powered by the Rolex calibre 3131, a self-winding mechanical movement, with a 48-hour power reserve. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), ensuring its precision and accuracy. The watch is also equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and is water resistant up to 100 meters. The bracelet is made of stainless steel, and it has a folding oyster clasp with EasyLink 5mm comfort extension link. The Rolex Air-King Ref 116900 is a perfect blend of vintage style with modern technology, and it is one of the most desirable vintage watches for collectors.
A brief history of the Rolex Air-King
The Rolex Air-King was designed as a tribute to the British Royal Air Force pilots of the Second World War, and it was originally intended for pilots and navigators.
Throughout the years, the Rolex Air-King has undergone various design changes and updates, but it has always maintained its core aesthetic and functionality. The watch was discontinued in 2014, but it was re-introduced in 2016, with a new and updated design, and it was again discontinued in 2020. The Air-King has always been one of the most popular and recognisable vintage watches among collectors and enthusiasts.