The New Style Rolex Air-King Fake Watch is waterproof to 100 meters and its movement is properly protected by its Twinlock screw-down crown and its screwed-in solid case back. The watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal with Rolex’s etched coronet at 6 o’clock. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King ref. 116900 features a dial very similar to that on the Rolex Explorer I ref. 214270 we reviewed here; but this time, including a white minute scale with white numerals.
To complete the dial, the new Air-King features a white minute scale for ‘navigational time readings’ as referred to by Rolex, a striking green seconds hand, the Rolex logo in green with a yellow coronet and the ‘Air-King’ writing in the same font as the original model designed in the 1950s. Along with the new Daytona with Cerachrom bezel ref. 116500LN we featured here, the new Rolex Air-King ref. 116900 was the other watch at the Rolex booth that took most of the attention from journalists, retailers and collectors.
The new Rolex Air-King Fake Watch ref. 116900 was without a doubt, one of the most surprising releases by the ‘Green Giant’ during Baselworld 2016 earlier this year.
Per Rolex, the new Air-King epitomizes Rolex’s ties with the world of aviation during the 1930s. During this era, one of the pioneers of aviation, English aviator Charles Douglas Barnard, set a number of flight records and stated that his Rolex Oyster watch was perfectly suited for flying and that he would be using it on all of his long-distance flights.
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King ref. 116900 features a black glossy dial with applied hour numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.
Therefore, in 1933, Rolex Fake Watch accompanied the Houston Expedition as it made the first-ever flight over Mount Everest at an altitude exceeding 10,000 meters. The new Rolex Air-King ref. 116900 is fitted with a 904L stainless steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter and paired with the signature Rolex Oyster bracelet and a smooth polished bezel.