Rolex unleashes a new Rolex Air King at the Baselworld 2016.
At Baselworld 2016, Rolex unveiled a brand new version of the Air King in a 40 mm case in 904L steel. The new Rolex features a black dial with a combination of large numerals marking the hours and a prominent minute scale for navigational time readings.
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The dial bears the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specifically for the model in the 1950s, together with the Rolex logo in green and yellow.
The Oyster Perpetual Air-King, a watch that perpetuates the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster. The Air-King carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
The Air-King is equipped with calibre 3131, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. It is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring its regularity in any position.
The escapement features a paramagnetic escape wheel made from a nickel-phosphorus alloy produced via UV-LiGA (micromanufacturing by electroforming). Calibre 3131 is equipped with a self-winding module featuring a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.
The Air-King’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet). The new Rolex Air King has a list price of 5,650 Euro.
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