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 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.
Our colleagues from UHREN MAGAZIN have closely examined the Air King and put it through its paces. You can find the results here:
The official Rolex video of the Air
Continuously updated article, originally put online in May 2017.