Stunning 116900 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King With Black Arabic ‘Bloodhound’ Dial & Smooth Bezel. 40mm Complete With Box & Papers 2018
The Rolex Air-King pays tribute to the pioneers of flight and the Oyster's role in the epic story of aviation. With its 40mm case in Oystersteel, solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and distinctive black dial.
This particular watch was purchased from it’s one previous owner who purchased the watch new in 2018.
A full set, UK watch – Complete with its original Rolex box, warranty card, outer box, instruction manual & swing tags.
Superb all round condition, looking virtually unworn – and a great entry level Rolex. Lot’s of speculation surrounding this model and tipped to be shortly discontinued.
Our own receipts and guarantee of authenticity will be provided along side.
Rolex reference 116900, Sapphire crystal glass
Dial: Factory Black Rolex ‘Bloodhound’
Rolex serial: Supplied upon purchase
Box & Papers: Original Rolex box, Rolex paperwork and our receipts & Insurance certificate will be supplied.
The history of the Rolex Air-King is one of daring and courage. It is the longest continuously manufactured watches made by Rolex. Originally called the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, it was used during WWII by RAF fighter pilots who relied on the easy visibility of its large, 34 mm dial and clearly marked numerals while flying their dangerous missions. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, so admired the brave British pilots who were wearing this watch that he decided to re-name it the Air-King in their honor. It was released in 1945, joining the Air-Lion, Air-Giant, and Air-Tiger, all created to commemorate the RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain. The Air-King is the last of the “Air” watches still in production.