The Rolex Air-King is one of the most popular watches in Rolex history and deserves special appreciation for its iconic status and remarkable history. Rolex has and still produces many famous series, but air king is its longest continuously produced series. The explanation is simple. With a watch that never goes out of style, accurate timekeeping, and durability, it’s no wonder watch lovers are so obsessed with it.
The beginnings of this excellent timepiece are full of courage and adventures. At first, it was called the Rolex Oyster Perpetual and it was the preferred instrument for RAF fighter pilots during World War II. The high visibility of the large 34 mm dial that had legible numerals was critical for completing their dangerous missions. The name was then changed into “Air King” as a tribute to these fierce and courageous pilots.
Its beauty lays in the simplicity of the dial. Due to its lack of aesthetic embellishments, the watch is pretty easy to make. There is an endless offer of Air King on the Internet and if you know a thing or two about the design of the original product then buying a perfect clone is a real piece of cake.
As I was telling you earlier, making the Air-King isn’t that difficult. And everything is because it has been on the market for so long and due to its incredibly simple dial layout. Let’s take the watch from these pictures as an example. The first impression you get is that the products are identical. You can’t see any visible differences. Only a trained eye can spot the only two flaws on the Rolex replica dial- the smaller space between the Roman numerals and the rectangular hour markers, and the larger spacing between the two words “Swiss Made” located below the 6 o’clock hour.
The case, bezel, and bracelet of the authentic Air-King are manufactured from 904L solid stainless steel. The case features a contrast between the shiny polished plain bezel and the rugged brushed case. The effect augments the understated beauty of this timepiece. The winding crown comes with the easy-grip linear raised motif and the small Rolex crown on its top part. Impressively enough, the watch from these images uses a very nice quality stainless steel that has been correctly crafted to make the authentic watch flawlessly.
The bracelet is as nice as the rest of the watch. It is made from solid stainless steel and it respects all the details of the original flat 3 links piece Oyster band, including the Oyster clasp which comes with the iconic Rolex embossed logo on its inside folding part.
The Rolex Air-King isn’t just an understated luxury replica watch, but also a very important feature in the history and evolution of wristwatches as we know them. Its complex identity is the result of decades of perfecting its design and functionality. Perhaps no one can match this iconic and famous model.