Pre-Owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King 34mm Circa 2010
Pre-Owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Circa 2010
Model: 114200. Manufactured 2010
Case Size: 34mm, OysterSteel case and bracelet
Dial: Silver Concentric Silver Arabic
Movement: Calibre 3130 Automatic, 3 hands
Bracelet: OysterSteel, Polished solid link Oyster Bracelet
Guarantee: Two year international service guarantee
Box/Papers: Yes, full inner & outer boxes and paperwork, purchased from Austens in May 2010
This Pre-Owned Oyster Perpetual Air King is in excellent condition. Supplied with original boxes, paperwork and full compliment of links.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King pays homage to the golden age of aviation during the 1930s.
The term Oyster Perpetual refers to the waterproof Oyster watch case patented by Rolex in 1926, and Perpetual refers to the automatic winding movement using a rotating weight which was patented by Rolex in 1931.
The first Oyster Perpetual watches were launched in 1933 and 1934 and have been the bedrock of the Rolex Manufacture ever since.
In 1933, Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches accompanied the Houston Expedition as it made the first-ever flight over Mount Everest at an altitude exceeding 10,000 metres (33,000 feet) in extreme weather conditions, and preformed admirably.
The first Rolex watch to use the name Air-King was produced in 1958 based on the Oyster Perpetual 34mm case size, and has continuously been part of the Rolex catalogue until 2014, where it took a short break, and was re-introduced in 2016 with a completely new look.
Today It now boasts new materials and modern technology, but still maintains the DNA of the original. The current model has a larger 40mm case size, is waterproof to 100 metres and is made entirely from OysterSteel (an alloy of 904L stainless steel specific to Rolex). The Air-King is fitted with an Oyster bracelet which has an OysterLock safety clasp with the patented EasyLink rapid extension system for additional comfort.
Model 116900-0001 RRP £5,150.00
The most striking feature on the new Air-king, is the new cockpit style layout of the dial. With more than a nod to the iconic Explorer 3 6 9 dial, the minutes are marked out like a cockpit altimeter dial. The name Air-King has moved down to the 6 O’clock section of the dial, and for the first time the Rolex crown is printed in yellow, and Rolex is printed in green. This is further accented with the green seconds hand.
The new Calibre 3131 fully automatic winding movement has a power reserve of up to 48 hours, which means that the watch will keep time if not worn for up to two days, and has a Superlative Chronometer accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. More technical information can be found in the attached Rolex e-brochure.
The functions of the dial are center hour, minute and seconds hands.
All Rolex watches are 100% Swiss made, which is your guarantee of the highest quality materials and manufacturing skills. So much so, all new Rolex watches sold by Accredited Rolex Retailers offer a 5-year sales guarantee, and as a testament to their reliability, new watches should not require servicing for up to 10 years.
Second hand items are not eligible for payment on 0% finance.