The new Rolex Air King fake watches UK reignites Rolex’s ties with aviation since its golden age in the 1930s. Many historical flights were timed with Rolex Oysters. For example, the Houston Expedition, which was the first ever flight over Mount Everest at an altitude exceeding 10,000 meters in extreme weather conditions. And when in 1934, Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller made a return voyage from London to Melbourne in record time on board a twin engine De Havilland Comet, using a Rolex Oyster as their on-board chronometer. The new Air King is Rolex’s tribute to these heyday, and their way of tipping their hat to the epic story of aviation.
The Case, Hands, and Dial
Needless to say, the main talking point of the Rolex Air King replica watches are probably the dial design. As mentioned in our news article previously, we reckon the Air King was partially inspired by the devices that Rolex produced for the Bloodhound SSC project. Bloodhound SSC was an attempt to break the world land speed record, where Rolex developed and engineered two bespoke cockpit instruments – a speedometer and an analog chronograph.
As for the “3, 6, and 9” hour markers, you would have certainly guessed that it came from another iconic Rolex timepiece as well – the Explorer. The combination works rather well, and we feel that it gives the watch a unique identity. In fact, you could probably recognize this piece from afar with ease.
On top of that, the dial features some rather interesting details as well. For instance, the Rolex Crown logo is finished in bright yellow, while the word “Rolex” is done in dark green. The latter is matched with an equally unusual green seconds hand. The color and font of these details are a throwback to the original Air King design language used on the model in the 1950s.
The Movement: Perpetual Calibre 3131
The watch is fitted with Rolex’s self-winding Calibre 3131. This is a time-only movement, and it features a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Despite being a simple movement, Rolex had spared no expenses in making it reliable and precise. For instance, the movement is fitted with Rolex’s patented blue Parachrom hairspring which is both amagnetic and more shock-resistant.
In addition, as with all current Rolex watches, it is Superlative Chronometer Certified, a certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This means that the watch had undergone stringent testing, and it is precise to the point that it was only off by 2 seconds per day during the test period. It is more than twice as stringent as the requirement of an official COSC certified chronometer.