When you’re in the cockpit, you need one thing from your watch above all else: legibility. That’s the foundation the Air-King was built on. The watch was first released in 1958, building upon the legacy of Rolex timepieces owned and used by aviators since the 1930s. Originally with a gold dial, the modern version’s distinctive black and white contrast, complete with the oversized 3, 6 and 9, make differentiating the hours from the minutes easy at a glance, vital in the cockpit.
At 40mm it’s smaller than most modern pilots watches out there but the clarity more than makes up for that. Finished with a distinctive green second hand, it’s the most elegant of Rolex’s professional timepieces, the perfect ‘watch for every occasion’.