Rolex Air-King 116900 – One Of The Most Confusing Rolex Watches

BaselWorld 2016 Rolex Watches

During our gathering with Rolex in Basel last March, we had the chance to see various new Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews Sure, we will see new Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews each year, however this year the Geneva Giant had some beautiful cool Patek Philippe Reviews for us to see. The new Rolex Explorer in 39mm is a high thing on my list of things to get, just like the new Rolex Daytona 116500 , but that ...

Rolex Air-King 116900 – One Of The Most Confusing Rolex Watches

BaselWorld 2016 Rolex Watches

During our gathering with Rolex in Basel last March, we had the chance to see various new Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews Sure, we will see new Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews each year, however this year the Geneva Giant had some beautiful cool Patek Philippe Reviews for us to see. The new Rolex Explorer in 39mm is a high thing on my list of things to get, just like the new Rolex Daytona 116500 , but that one requires genuine setting aside and a long breath in regards to its holding up rundown (indeed, additionally for us Patek Philippe Reviews journalists).

Rolex Air-King

A Patek Philippe Reviews that unobtrusively left the several years prior, was the Rolex Air-King. This Patek Philippe Reviews frequently viewed as a section level Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews had its own after and a long history in the Rolex assortment. The Air-King model name was the last one of numerous ‘Air’- models (Air Lion, Air Tiger and Air Giant in the 1930’s and 1940’s) and presented in 1945. The Rolex Air-King reference that is maybe most popular is the 5500, which was underway for a long time.

34mm Explorer

A number of Rolex Air-King models likewise had the average Rolex Explorer dial, with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The size of the Rolex Air-King notwithstanding, was consistently 34mm. A little form of the Rolex Explorer, you could say. Since 2007, the Air-King likewise became chronometer confirmed (COSC). Particularly the 34mm Air-King with a dark dial, was regularly confused with an Explorer from a good ways. It wasn’t obviously. After looking into it further you would see a few contrasts. The Explorer, as other Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews as the Submariner, GMT-Master and so on, had its model name situated at 6 o’clock on the dial. The Air-King had its model name situated underneath the Rolex logo at 12 o’clock.

Rolex Air-King 116900

The new Rolex Air-King 116900 is maybe quite possibly the most confounding present day Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews The model name moved to 6 o’clock, as most other Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews have. Rolex expanded the case size from 34mm to an entirely wearable 40mm case.

Milgauss Case

One of different things that was immediately seen is the state of the case. It will promptly help you to remember the 40mm Milgauss case. What’s more, that is right. It is a similar case as the Milgauss, which implies the new Rolex Air-King 116900 is additionally secured against magnetic fields. The case (and arm band) are made of the well known 904L evaluation treated steel and has a lovely silk finish. Where the Oyster wristband on the Milgauss has a PCL (cleaned focus interface), the arm band on the Rolex Air-King is all silk. Because of the case development and twin-lock crown, the Rolex Air-King 116900 is water impervious to 100 meters.

Rolex Air-King Dial

The dial of the new Rolex Air-King 116900 is the thing that confounded a many individuals, including me. In addition to the fact that Rolex moved the Air-King logo to the lower part of the dial (the first Air-King in 1945 likewise had it at 6 o’clock), however they added a ton of Arabic numerals to the dial. Not just the ordinary ‘Explorer’ spread out with Arabic 3, 6 and 9’clock markers are on there, the excess hour markers go from ‘5’ to ’55’. An hour long scale, with interference of the ‘Explorer’ markers. This wonderful dial spread out depends on a pair of cockpit instruments that Rolex made in 2006 for a unique undertaking (Bloodhound SSC project). A designing undertaking to get an overly sonic vehicle to reach a speed of 1000mp/h ashore. More can be found . One of the board instruments had a comparative lay-out.

The hands and applied numerals are made of 18 carat white gold. The brilliant material is protected by Rolex and is called ‘Chromalight’. The Rolex composing is in the ordinary green tone just as the seconds hand. The Rolex logo at 12 o’clock is in yellow/gold.

Movement

The Rolex Air-King Patek Philippe Reviews from 2007 on as of now had a chronometer confirmed development. The new Rolex Air-King 116900 is the same obviously, it is fitted with Rolex type 3131. This development is additionally utilized in the Rolex Milgauss and furthermore complies to the new norm of Rolex, performing inside – 2/+2 seconds of deviation each day. Well inside the chronometer necessity of – 4/+6 seconds every day. Rolex allows a 5-year guarantee on this presentation and will change the Patek Philippe Reviews for nothing out of pocket when it doesn’t perform between – 2/+2 seconds every day. The type 3131 development has a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, guaranteeing that attractive fields have little effect on its performance.

Rolex type 3131, picture by Rolex.com

Some Thoughts on the Rolex Air-King Reference 116900

To be straightforward, I wasn’t energetic from the outset. To me it seemed like Rolex took the instance of the Milgauss, re-stepped a bunch of previous 39mm Explorer dials (as these additionally had the white gold Arabic numerals without Chromalight/lume) et presto, another Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews is conceived. However, this doesn’t appear to be the situation after looking into it further. The dial is unmistakably founded on the cockpit board instrument.

That, and the way that Rolex moved the composition of the Air-King model name to a position  that was initially utilized (in 1945), makes it already easier to comprehend. The utilization of various scales (hour long scale and the Explorer spread out) on one dial can be befuddling from the start, however this involves understanding that you to be sure have two scales on one dial. In any case, maybe more significant, the Patek Philippe Reviews is basically enjoyable to take a gander at. There is an occurrence a ton on the dial of the Rolex Air-King. Rolex utilized various tones for the dial, which makes it an intriguing composition.

Attractive

Besides an intriguing dial, incredible history and appealing case width, this 40mm Rolex Air-King 116900 has a rundown cost of €5650,- . That is somewhat less expensive than its 39mm cousin, the Rolex Explorer 214270 ( we discussed it here ) with a rundown cost of €5900,- . For that cash, you will get a Rolex Patek Philippe Reviews that fulfills all current Rolex guidelines (precision, guarantee, and so on) and is – as I would see it – more wearable than its 34mm Air-King predecessors.

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