Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Watches & Wonders 2022: New Rolex Air-King

The Air-King

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Rolex presented on Wednesday the 2022 Air-King. The watch features a redesigned case with crown guards and straight sides like the majority of Professional category models. 

The proportions of the bracelet have also been revisited, according to Rolex, and notably the center link has been broadened. In a first for the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp. The watch’s display has also been refreshed thanks to the addition of a 0 before the 5 on the minutes scale. 

Each five-minute interval is, therefore, now marked by two digits. In addition, the new-generation Air-King features an optimized Chromalight display. The hands and triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock are filled or coated with a new luminescent material that provides a longer-lasting intense glow. The 3, 6 and 9 numerals, which were previously made entirely from 18 ct white gold, are now also visible in the dark thanks to this innovative material, which is exclusive to Rolex.

The new-generation Air-King is equipped with calibre 3230 and the new Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It is also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm.