Vintage 1961 Rolex Air King 34mm 25 Jewels Caliber 1560 Swiss Made in Stainless Steel

Regular price $2,395.00

Features

Brand:   Rolex

Year:    1961

Dial:     Linen Design Beige Color

Case:   34 x 40 mm

Lugs:   19 mm

Band:   New Genuine Leather

Movement:   Serviced | Automatic | 25 Jewels | Caliber 1560

One Year Warranty

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Inspired by the British Pilots of Both World Wars

It was the reputation of the British Royal Airforce (RAF) pilots during the first and second World War which inspired the creation of the Rolex Airking. Pilots whose reputations were much deserved for their many acts of bravery, such as fighting over the skies of Dunkirk, and in the Battle of Britain. During the mid-1930's British Royal Airforce pilots wore Rolex Oysters because they were more reliable than their standard government-issued wristwatches. The founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, upon discovering this, created a new line in their honor known as the "air series". The series included watches the "Air Lion", "Air Tiger", "Air Giant", and last and most popular of the series, the "Air King": a combination of all former models in the series. The Rolex Air King would not be released until the Second World War in 1945 and would be the only model in the "air series" which continued production in the following decades.