The Rolex Air-King Ref 116900 (2017) is a highly sought-after timepiece among collectors and enthusiasts. This particular Rolex AIR-KING REF 116900 is a 2017 model and is a modern take on the classic Air-King model that was first produced in the 1940s.
This watch 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 watch 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 among collectors and enthusiasts. It is also considered a good investment as the value of vintage Rolex watches tends to appreciate over time.
The Rolex Air-King watch was first introduced in the 1940s and was produced continuously until 2014. The Air-King watch underwent several design changes and updates throughout its production, but it always maintained it’s core aesthetic and functionality.
The Rolex Air-King was designed as a tribute to the British Royal Air Force pilots of the Second World War and it was intended for pilots and navigators. The watch was equipped with a durable stainless steel case and bracelet, as well as a self-winding mechanical movement, which made it highly accurate and reliable.
After its discontinuation in 2014, Rolex re-introduced the Air-King in 2016, with a new and updated design, and it was again discontinued in 2020.
It is worth noting that the specific production dates for each reference number of the Air-King vary, but overall it was a watch that was produced for several decades, making it a classic among watch enthusiasts and collectors.