The Rolex Air-King pays tribute to the pioneers of flight and the Oyster’s role in the epic story of aviation.
With its 40mm case in Oystersteel, solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and distinctive black dial, the new Air-King is as functional as
it is timeless. Updated for the modern wearer but keeping with the aesthetics of the 1950s model, the new Oyster Perpetual Air-King perpetuates
the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster.
The hands and applied numerals are made of 18 carat white gold.
The luminous material is patented by Rolex and is called ‘Chromalight’.
The Rolex writing is in the typical green color as well as the seconds hand.
The Rolex logo at 12 o’clock is in yellow/gold.
This unworn Rolex Air-King Steel 1166900 is in excellent condition and is way below the retail price!
The watch comes with boxes, outer sleeve, retail bag, papers and manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind – so if you’re looking for a
state-of-the-art wristwatch which spares no expense on style or substance, this is the one for you!
The following pictures are of the actual watch, with plastic and bezel protector still in place hence blemishes and marks.
Buy with confidence - We have had an online presence since 1999.
We have all the papers and receipt from the original purchase, you can view the watch in person if local to the Central West NSW, I am happy to
meet anywhere in the Bathurst/Mudgee/Lithgow area, and beyond if need be, and I sometimes travel to Sydney. Where we can complete the transaction in a bank or similar.
Bank Deposit/transfer or cash is our preferred payment method, no fees. We take credit cards including Amex either online or over the phone.
Please contact before using PayPal as high fees are involved. If the sale is not completed in person the watch will be dispatched via
tracked/insured courier once cleared funds are received.
The watch is also advertised elsewhere, it could sell at any moment. You may put a hold on it by sending us a deposit via PayPal or credit card or bank, message us for details.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It’s a Superlative Chronometer – and that means more than ever.
Rolex has been badging its Oyster models “Superlative Chronometer” since as far back as the 1950s to indicate that they meet standards higher
than those of industry benchmark COSC testing. COSC rates un-cased movements to a minimum accuracy of +4/-6 seconds a day.
Rolex always performed tests on cased-up watches, holding them to a higher standard (which has changed over the years). Last year it announced
that all new Rolexes would perform to levels of at least +2/-2 seconds a day, a step change in levels of accuracy that Rolex will guarantee for
five years and will adjust the watch free of charge when it doesn’t perform between -2/+2 seconds a day. This is the first Air-King to meet that
new reliability benchmark.
The caliber 3131 movement has a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, ensuring that magnetic fields have little influence on its performance.
|DIAL TYPE||Numerals - Luminous Marker at 12 o'clock|
|WATER RESISTANCE||100 Meters|
|WARRANTY||Until March 2023|
Picture of the actual watch, with bezel and plastic protector film still in place.
|MODEL CASE||Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel|
|OYSTER ARCHITECTURE||Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown|
|WINDING CROWN||Screw-down. Twinlock double waterproofing system|
|WATER-RESISTANCE||Waterproof to 100 metres - 330 feet|
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|MOVEMENT||Perpetual, mechanical , self-winding , with a magnetic shield to protect the movement|
|CALIBRE||3131 - Manufacturer Rolex|
|PRECISION||-2/+2 seconds per day, after casing|
|FUNCTIONS||Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting|
|OSCILLATOR||Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring|
|WINDING||Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor|
|POWER RESERVE||Approximately 48 hours|
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|BRACELET||Oyster, flat three-piece links|
|CLASP||Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link|
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|DIAL||Black - Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence|