• Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual
  • Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual

Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual

Brand:Rolex
Model:Air King Oyster Perpetual
Year:Early 1970’s
Material:Stainless Steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:34mm
Size - length including lugs:39mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$3,150

Vintage Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual

Very good condition Rolex Air King Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel. The dial is blue with silver batons every five minutes. The case and crown are in stainless steel. The crown has the Rolex logo. The hands are in stainless steel and the luminous are good. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – Stainless steel – 1002 - 1169. Automatic movement with caliber 1520 and 26 jewels. The watch comes with a blue leather band and Rolex stainless steel buckle.

History

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.

Technical details

Automatic movement with caliber 1520 (1963 – 1980) and 26 jewels.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 39mm

Price: $3,150