Introduction of Rolex reference
The most important thing is that although it maintains the same caliber of 3130 as its precursor, it is now (finally) an official chronograph-certified frame. ref. 114200's relatively short production cycle and its timer-level movement make it an interesting choice for collectors. It is easy to buy Rolex inexpensive watches in the secondary market that are much lower than most other Rolex models. It will not be surprising to see the value of Air-King ref. 114200 increase significantly in the future.
Nevertheless, as a welcome and carefully planned change, the days of this generation of Rolex Air Kings are numbered. In 2014, after more than 70 years of continuous production, it quietly withdrew entirely from the catalog. Many think this will be the last time we see it.
To everyone's surprise, just two years later, a wholly different "Samurai Watch" appeared. It was ref. 116900. Sharing the 904L steel case with Milgauss ref. 116400, this newest version of the Rolex Air-King measures 40mm and has the same anti-magnetic properties as the well-known fake rolex watch.
Just like the current Air-King 116900 and Milgauss, it also has the same Cal. 3131 movement, with a blue parachute hairspring and paramagnetic components. However, although the interior design is as modern as possible, the exterior is concerned with the historical role of the watch.
Only one version has been released. The dial has an explorer's 3/6/9 hour index, but a prominent minute mark (white printing) is added, making it one of the most recognizable dials in Rolex's current portfolio. A pilot's model is perfect. The black dial is inspired by traditional cockpit instruments. ref. 116900 Air-King is also the brand's first and only watch with two different colors of crown logo and "Rolex" title.
Nowadays, the official retail price of replica Rolex Air-King ref. 116900 is $6450. As one of the brand's entry-level fake watches, it sells at the same price as watches such as Oyster Perpetual and Explorer. Like these two, it retains the essence of Rolex always doing the best; making durable fashion tool watches.
Rolex Air-King has a huge history, and one is still strong. In fact, its popularity today may be higher than ever. Whether you choose contemporary or classical models, it has unparalleled value.