ROLEX AIRKING REF. 14000
Fine stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with salmon dial.
The very first model of Air King was born in 1945. It is the reference 4363 with a manual-winding mechanical movement and a small second hand at 6. This watch honors the pilots of the RAF for their bravery during World War II. One also heard about the reference 4925 with a central second hand. Other references will follow the first Air King, until the launch of the 5500 model which remains a real change: it is equipped with a central second hand and a self-winding mechanical movement. In 1957, the famous reference 5500 was introduced, closely resembling the 6552. If this reference is known to most people, this explains its 37-year lifespan. In 1989, the 14000 model substitutes the 5500, the sapphire glass replaced the plexiglass one.
The model presented here is a very beautiful Air King from 1997 in great condition. It is a round stainless steel case of 34 mm diameter. Beautiful salmon dial with the famous 3,6,9 called Explorer dial. Straight hands and central second hand. Self-winding mechanical movement.
This legendary watch created by Hans Wilsdorf is a pillar in the brand’s catalog.
An emblematic timepiece that is both sober and elegant, an indispensable watch in your collection.