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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Reference 1002 (1973)

This vintage Rolex Air-King dates to 1973 and is a standout example of the brand’s legacy of innovation, craftsmanship, and enduring style.

First introduced in 1958, the Air-King celebrates Rolex’s nearly 100-year contribution to aviation. The elegantly designed model has become a testament to the pilots who set records while wearing an Oyster watch or who used a Rolex as their onboard chronometer of choice.

The Air-King belongs to Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual line indicating that it features a waterproof “Oyster” case and a self-winding “Perpetual” movement. This model features a 34mm stainless steel case with simple yet elegant proportions. The time displays on a silver time-only dial with the name “Air-King” inscribed underneath the 12 o’clock position. The dial carries a hint of patina and showcases creamy Tritium lume baton hands and hour markers. The watch not only exudes timeless style but also showcases Rolex’s commitment to creating timepieces that can withstand the rigors of everyday wear.

This standout vintage timepiece is wonderful example of Rolex’s history, innovation, and a reminder of the brand’s unwavering commitment to precision and quality.


Circa 1973

SKU: LVAL 1 P $4,750 Inquire
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  • Rolex
  • Oyster Perpetual Air-King
  • Reference 1002
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Silver Dial with Tritium Markers and Hands
  • Oyster Waterproof Case
  • Perpetual Automatic Movement
  • 34mm Case
  • Year 1973