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Rolex Air-King Ref. 116900


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Air-King, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116900

The Rolex Air-King watch has a rich history that dates back to its introduction in the 1940s. Originally designed as a tribute to British Royal Air Force pilots who fought in World War II, the Air-King quickly gained popularity for its precision and reliability. Over the years, the Air-King has undergone several design updates and technological advancements while maintaining its classic and timeless aesthetic. Today, it continues to be celebrated as an iconic timepiece, embodying Rolex’s commitment to aviation heritage and exceptional craftsmanship.

With its 40 mm case in Oystersteel, sleek smooth bezel and distinctive Black dial, the Air-King 116900 continues the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster. The Air-King black dial features the distinctive combination of large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours, with a prominent minute scale for navigational time readings. The name Air-King is in the same lettering style as designed specifically for the watch in the 1950s. Powered by the self-winding 3131 caliber movement, the certified Swiss chronometer guarantees accurate timekeeping and offers a remarkable 48-hour power reserve. Completing the ensemble is the stainless steel Oyster bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp, providing both comfort and a secure fit. The Rolex Air-King 116900 is a testament to the brand’s timeless craftsmanship and dedication to precision.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet



Box and Papers

Warranty Card





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


Factory Warranty

Item ID0006139
Model #116900
Model NameAir-King
Year Producedca. 2020
Serial NumberMZXXXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.