Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel
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Model CaseOyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel
Water-ResistanceWaterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
MovementPerpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre3230, Manufacture Rolex
Power ReserveApproximately 70 hours
BraceletOyster, three-piece solid links
CertificationSuperlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
Oyster ArchitectureMonobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
WindingBidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Winding CrownScrew-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Precision-2/+2 sec/day, after casing
DetailsHighly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
ClaspFolding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
OscillatorParamagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
The Air-King dial features a distinctive black dial with a combination of large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours and a prominent minute scale for navigational time readings. It bears the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specially for the model in the 1950s.
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
The Oyster bracelet
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.
All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity. Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Global Watch is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.
Immediately recognizable by its black dial featuring large 3, 6 and 9 hour markers and a prominent minutes scale, the Air-King continues Rolex’s long association with aviation which dates back to the 1930s. More than a tribute, this robust and sporty watch, donned with a 40 mm Oystersteel case, symbolizes the fearlessness of aviation pioneers. It encourages each of us to release our adventurous spirit and soar.