At Baselworld 2016 Rolex presented another Oyster Perpetual Air-King, the watch model that Rolex created during the 1950s as a recognition for the pioneers of flight and the job that the Oyster watches had in the account of aviation.
The new Air-King features a particular black dial with a combination of large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours and a noticeable minutes scale for navigational time readings. The signature Rolex green is utilized for the brand’s logo and for the seconds hand while the crown is portrayed in yellow. The dial bears the Air-King logo in the same lettering that was utilized for the main model taking this name.
Crafted from the particularly erosion resistant 904L steel, the Air-King’s Oyster case has a diameter of 40 mm case and is guaranteed waterproof to a profundity of 100 meters/330 feet.
The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special apparatus that allows just Rolex watchmakers to access the development. Fitted with the Twinlock twofold waterproofness framework, the winding crown screws down safely against the case. The case is also fitted with a shield to ensure against magnetic fields.
The new Air-King is furnished with the in-house self-winding Caliber 3131 beating at 28,800 vph and offering 48 hours of force hold.
Its oscillator, the genuine heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in a restrictive alloy which is obtuse toward magnetic fields and offers great stability in case of temperature variations. Tests also demonstrated that it remains up to multiple times more exact than a traditional hairspring in case of stuns.
The strong connection Oyster bracelet in 904L steel features a folding Oysterclasp and the Rolex-patented Easylink rapid expansion framework that allows the wearer to rapidly increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm when required.
The Air-King carries the Superlative Chronometer certification re-imagined by Rolex in 2015 and applied to the completely assembled watch, after casing the development to guarantee exactness, power save, waterproofness and self-winding. The exactness of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the request for −2/+2 seconds out of each day. The cost of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Ref. 116900 is Swiss Francs 5,900. rolex.com