Rolex offers the new Air-King for an attractive price. The watch is sold for 5700 Euro. 1350 Euro less than a Milgauss (Reference 116400). From a technical point of view it is the same watch. Curious? Click on “read more” to get the story.
I already published a story about the new Rolex Air-King. Just in case you missed it, please click on the link below to read it.
Today I want give you some interesting technical background information about the new Rolex Air-King and the existing Rolex Milgauss.
I compare the regular Milgauss (116400) and not the one with green sapphire crystal (116400 GV).
The Rolex Milgauss (116400) is sold for 7050 Euro including 20 % VAT. The one with the green sapphire crystal the reference 116400 GV for 7500 Euro including 20 % VAT.
The new Rolex Air-King will be sold for only 5700 Euro including 20 % VAT.
From a technical point of view it is a Milgauss, only the dial makes the difference.
Now you may like the new Air-King or not (check the 33 so far posted comments in the article mentioned above), but 1350 Euro less for a Milgauss are a sustainable argument.
Let us together compare the two watches – the new Air-King and Milgauss
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown) Internal magnetic shield to protect the movement
904L steel, satin nish
Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Screw down Twinlock double waterproofness system
100 metres (330 feet)
3131, Manufacture Rolex, mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
−2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts Traversing balance bridge
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel
Approximately 48 hours
Black, satin nish
3, 6, 9 in 18 carat white gold, highly legible Chromalight triangle (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 carat white gold at 12 o’clock; white transferred minute numerals
18 carat white gold, Chromalight, green seconds hand
Oyster, three-piece solid links
904L steel, satin nish, polished edges
Folding Oysterclasp, Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
>>> Continue reading my story on page 2 where I present you the technical features of the Rolex Milgauss and where I give you my concluding summary >>>