Rolex Air-King 40mm Black Dial Watch – 116900



Presenting the Rolex Airking 116900 ! The Air-King is a polarizing watch. A sensible 40mm case of milled Oystersteel and decorated with Mark 1 Explorer numerals, green print, and a yellow crown does seem like quite the departure from usual Rolex form. And yet, it works, especially if you like the number 5?. But first, a little history about the new Air-King: it was introduced in 2016 at Baselworld to mixed reviews. The origins of the Air-King are actually in a supersonic car designed and intended to break the land speed record ? the Bloodhound SSC. The car? is basically a jet with wheels, and its ultimate mission was to break 1,000 MPH. Rolex supplied two automatic timepieces to be built into the dash of the car, one a chronograph and one a speedometer, at pilot Andy Green?s request. The Air-King derives its design cues from these two instruments, blending the world of racing and aviation in an interesting way. Back to the watch for a moment, the Air-King is indeed an odd name choice for a watch that derives much of its inspiration from a contemporary automotive project. But it really is, because without aviation technology (and an actual aviator; Andy Green is a true pilot), we wouldn?t have the Bloodhound and its ambitious goals. When you wear one, it?s hard to look down at your wrist and not think of those two extremely technologically advanced instruments in Bloodhound SSC. DETAILS * Guaranteed authentic * 40mm case size * 100M water resistance * Discontinued * Watch comes with the box and card dated 2021 * All features have been tested and are operating as intended. The watch runs well and as expected for its age and timegrapher readings can be provided upon request. Reference: 116900 Cosmetic condition: Overall: Very good pre-owned condition. Case: No observable signs of wear Sapphire crystal: no observable wear Bracelet and clasp: Light signs of wear Bezel: Minimal signs of wear


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