There! Fixed it…

There are lots of thoughts already going about the Ned Flanders Leftorium edition GMT. I haven’t seen as much discussion on the new and improved Air King released today.

Rolex has some beautiful Air Kings that are Explorer-dialed Oyster Perpetuals in its back catalog to draw from.

Before vs After. Given the opportunity to re-do the Air King, this is how Rolex’s design team fixed it…

So who is inclined to get on the waitlist to spend $7400 USD for this beauty?

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Still the worst 36mm+ stainless watch they make to me.  

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Catching up on YouTube. Adrian from Bark & Jack: “It looks right. It feels right. I think Rolex elevated this watch... It’s still a lost watch, but it’s now a good looking lost watch… I think it’s cool now. I really quite like it.” 🤔

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Bobofet

Catching up on YouTube. Adrian from Bark & Jack: “It looks right. It feels right. I think Rolex elevated this watch... It’s still a lost watch, but it’s now a good looking lost watch… I think it’s cool now. I really quite like it.” 🤔

Eloquently put! My thoughts exactly 😂

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I think they kind of missed an opportunity to fix it once and for all.  Check out this render of a normal numeral system.  I think it’s a million times better than either actual edition.

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I Iove the new crown guards, it gives me vibes of the Sinn 556i. But if I want to have a nice watch with crown guards and a fixed bezel, I will go for the Sinn 🤣

For half the price of that AirKing you can also have the new super cool Black Bay Pro, a watch that has a way better looking dial than this one. I hate the dial on this watch, I've seen in real life, and still ugly. It's a watch that you either love or hate.

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I quite like it, and even more now how triggered people are. I like to watch the world burn sometimes.

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I’m not so fond of the Airking but I think all the new modifications worked in it’s favor.

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I was a bit underwhelmed by this release - I feel the dial is still too busy though a vast improvement from the last one. I think this is a watch that could grow on me over time... with my biggest complaint being the colored logo and crown simply from an aesthetics issue. I reworked my own version in photoshop - just have gotten around to sharing on WC - but first thing I did was bring back the plain white 😂

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Hodinkee’s Danny Milton finds it “shocking and bold”

hodinkee.com/articles/the-new-air-king-is-rolexs-most-shocking-new-design

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I didn't hate it before; I like it now.  I'm unlikely to buy it, but I like it.

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I would buy get this…

At MSRP

meaning I’ll never get it. 🤣

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MissingMilo

I would buy get this…

At MSRP

meaning I’ll never get it. 🤣

I really don’t think there is much of a wait on Air Kings.

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Davemcc

I think they kind of missed an opportunity to fix it once and for all.  Check out this render of a normal numeral system.  I think it’s a million times better than either actual edition.

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I've thought this for a while now - I think you're exactly right. Ditch the 3-6-9, and put in the normal numerals and it looks much better! 

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Those are lottery prizes you pay for if the AD doesn't back door them for a kick back to the grey market guys that triple their investments. Tudor is doing it right without diamonds and platinum. Those belong on the hand holding yours.