What many love about the Air King dial is the green and yellow Rolex logo along with the green seconds hand. Obviously, green is the most iconic color from Rolex. Just reference some of our other articles on the Sprite GMT Master II, Green Datejust 41, and Kermit Submariner to get a better idea on what this color means for the brand.
Overall the dial on this watch is exactly what you’d want out of a sports best replica watches that is supposedly built for aviation. It’s extremely legible and is easily viewable in low light conditions.
With a case design of 40mm and the classic Oyster bracelet, the Rolex Air King is in the sweet zone that would make it one of the best sized watches on the market. Comfort is key and the Air King has plenty of it.
Constructed from 904L stainless steel, the Rolex Air King is highly anti-corrosive and is guaranteed to hold its color/shine for many years to come. 904L stainless steel has been known to be used aerospace industry, which is much more rigorous on its materials than an every day wear watch.
The Rolex Air King is often forgot about and gets lost when it comes to the sport models from Rolex. To be honest it is a strangely unique watch because none of the functions are aviation specific but it’s called the “Air King”. Regardless of the confusion of the luxury replica watches, the Rolex Air King is just like every other Rolex stainless steel sports model, not to be found. I don’t think that is an indicator that its a fan favorite though.
Over the years many brand enthusiasts have been calling for the current Rolex Air King to be discontinued. Some wanted an update and others wanted Rolex to completely shift production to other collections. In 2023 Rolex decided to update the Air King and I, along with many others, really enjoyed what they did with the collection. They kept the core DNA of the watch but enhanced the Air King to be more of a functional tool watch. We’ll get into what was updated with the Rolex Air King later in this review.
Initial reactions to the 2023 Rolex Air King have been very positive. In true Rolex fashion, they strengthened a relatively under performing collection and transformed it into one that generates excitement and buzz. What I really appreciated is that the new Air King received an updated movement rolex swiss replica watches, calibre 3230. This brings the power reserve up from 40 hours to 70 hours and an improvement in anti-magnetic resistance.
The dial on the Rolex Air King is undoubtably busy. Some love it and some pass on it. Personally I think it’s unique for Rolex, which is why I like it. There are Arabic numerals on every position on the Air King dial except for the 12 o’clock position. Yes, the common criticism is that there are a lot of 5’s but honestly I never noticed that until I heard someone say something.