Released in 1945, in the midst of World War II, the Rolex Air-King was one of a series of watches presented to the pilots of the Battle of Britain to honour their efforts. Other watches in the Air series included Air-Lion, Air-Gant and Air-Tiger, but the Rolex Air-King is the only one of the Air series still in production today. It remains popular due to its proud history and simple but elegant design.
Throughout the years, companies have adopted the history of the Air-King and gifted them to retiring pilots.
The Oyster Perpetual Air-King was introduced in 2016. It pays homage to the original Air-King, with newer Rolex technology incorporated into the design. The updated models feature an Oystersteel case, and an Oyster bracelet with an Oysterclasp. The dial maintains the sleek aesthetic of the original 1950s timepiece.
Read more about the history of the Rolex Air-King in our blog article The Rolex Oyster Air-King: an instrument of precision
Pre Owned & Second Hand Rolex Air-King: The Pilot’s Gift
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