Elegant Luxury Rolex Air King Date Ultra-Precise
The Rolex "King Air" is a watch model with a rich history, dating back to its introduction in the 1940s. Originally designed as a tribute to the Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots who fought in the Second World War, the watch was intended to be a practical and reliable watch that would stand the test of aviation.
The first Rolex Air-King watch was released in 1945 with a simple design, a 34mm case, white dial, luminous hands and markers for easy reading in low light. The watch was also equipped with a self-winding movement, making it more reliable and accurate than other replica watches.
Over the years, the Rolex Air-King underwent several design changes and improvements, with the most important updates occurring in the 1950s and 1960s. 1957 saw the introduction of a larger 36mm case and a new Oyster constant movement, which improved the accuracy and reliability of the watch. The watch also featured a new dial design with large, easy-to-read numerals.
In the 1980s, Domino's Pizza introduced a program in which franchise owners who met sales goals were rewarded with Domino's-branded Air-King watches, starting with the Air-King ref. 5500. Today, it seems unusual to see a watch with both Rolex and Domino's Pizza logos on the dial, as Rolex does not usually co-brand its products. It is worth noting that these watches are produced in-house by Rolex and carry the Domino's Pizza logo.