Rolex lovers are in for a treat. Unveiled at Baselworld last month, the new Rolex Air-King will be making its way to stores soon. The watch is a re-introduction of a classic aviation-inspired piece created by the brand and paying homage to the golden age of exploration and aviation firsts. The new Air-King 40mm watch is crafted in 904L stainless steel and sports a black dial that is quite alluring.
The dial has three large numerals at the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. The rest of the numbers are indicated via a bold minute scale that displays 5, 10, 20, etc. Additionally, the dial features a Rolex green Air-King logo on it — written in the original 1950s typeface.
The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer that has also undergone stringent Rolex testing and carries the brand's Superlative Chronometer status. Housing the self-winding mechanical Caliber 3131, the watch is equipped with a patented Parachrom hairspring for added stability when exposed to temperature variations, shocks and more. The case is a monobloc with screw-down case back and crown, and the watch is fitted with an Oyster bracelet. It offers a high degree of anti-magnetism (thanks to an escape wheel made of a nickel-phosphorous alloy) and 100 meters of water resistance.