Details about the modern 6-digit Air-King watch screams “Rolex sports watch”, different from the typical references from decades ago which were celebrated for their understated dials and dress watch designs. The Air-King model as many collectors may know it was stopped in 2014, with the newer 6-digit watch debuting shortly after in 2016. The differences between the old and new Air-King replica watches are obvious. The original Air-King featured a more luxury 34mm Oyster case and a dial commonly set with simple applied indices and hands, while the newer reference boasts a larger 40mm Oyster case, a dial topped with luminous hour markers and hands and a safer folding Oysterlock clasp.
While the Air-King fake watch seems like a totally different watch, it stays true to its humble beginnings as a pilot’s watch. The case is still equipped with a screw-down crown that can bear depths of up to 330 feet as well as higher altitudes. This newer reference, however, takes good use of a Twinlock screw-down crown for extra waterproofness, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and 904L stainless steel. While the “Air-King” logo has been moved lower on the dial, avid Rolex collectors will be pleased that it is still present on the dial, just like the original Air-King.
A next-generation calibre 3131 perpetual movement beats within the case offering an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds a day. Newer Rolex movements often utilize Rolex’s patented shock-resistant technology via the addition of a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. The movement also boasts a 48-hour power reserve and COSC rating.
The most obvious change made to the new Rolex Air-King watch is the updated black dial. In lieu of the traditional index hour markers, the dial features polished steel Arabic markers at the 3, 6, and 9 positions and 5-minute graduations at the remaining hour markers. Similar to other Rolex sports references, a luminous triangle sits at the 12-hour marker. Chromalight lume emits a distinct blue glow and fills the 5-minute hour markers and hands for a clear reading in light or dark environments. A yellow crown and green accents including the Rolex logo and a green seconds hand, seal the new Air-King’s fate as a Rolex sports watch.
Each Rolex sports watch is developed with a specific application in mind, whether it is a diver’s replica watch, a pilot’s watch, or a tool watch for spelunkers, one thing’s for sure, Rolex has a timepiece to meet the requirements of the wearer no matter what their profession or desire may be. The Rolex Air-King watch is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a fake Rolex with an impressive history and application at an entry to mid-level price range.