Rolex Air-King

Can the pilot watch from Rolex convince?

The Rolex Air-King in test

Simple, elegant, sporty… with a touch of Explorer and Milgauss and definitely a Rolex! The Oyster Perpetual Air-King looks back on a long history that connects Rolex with aviation and which is by far not known to everyone. Its relatively low price has made the Air-King a Rolex entry-level model and probably also ensured its great popularity.

The current Air King, Ref. 116900, introduced Rolex in 2016

You can read more about the history of the pilot’s watch in our big “all about”-article!

The performance features of the Air-King are convincing in Rolex-typical manner, its enlarged 40-millimeter housing is pressure-resistant to ten bar and guarantees watertightness to a depth of 100 meters. The special inner housing and the blue paramagnetic parachromatic spiral, with which the modern automatic movement of the Air-King is equipped, offer increased protection against magnetic interference. The calibre 3131, the same movement that works in the Rolex Milgauss, is certified as a “superlative chronometer” and has a power reserve of approx. 48 hours.

Here you can find more information about the caliber 3131 and other Rolex movements!

Our colleagues from UHREN MAGAZIN have closely examined the Air King and put it through its paces. You can find the results here:

The detailed test in the WATCH MAGAZINE 3/2017.

Here you can download the single test of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King.

The official Rolex video of the Air


Continuously updated article, originally put online in May 2017.

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