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Air King: The Air-King is considered by many to be the most affordable member of the Rolex family of watches and is known for its simplicity and balanced styling. The current models come standard with an Oyster bracelet, no date, and are 34mm in diameter. The reference model #114200 sells retail at about $5, 000 while the #114234 has a white gold bezel and has a retail price of about $6, 200. Some folks like searching Rolex models by year, or "new Rolex model numbers", or even. Specifically designed for British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots in the 1930s, the Air-King’s simplicity and large watch faces (32 to 34mm in diameter) were not ordinary in watch design for the time—but Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf felt large dials were essential for night flying. Given names like the Air Tiger, Air Lion and Air Giant, only the Air-King model remains today, however, many seek out the older models based on their airmen history. Original Air-King models were hand-wound and built with the classic 10.5 ligne hunter movement until they were upgraded to the more popular Oyster Perpetual (automatic) movement. We do not provide "Rolex models by year". Available in both gold and steel combinations, the Air-King is known in Rolex fan forums as “the watch rich in history” or the “Warrior Watch.” Rolex Air-Kings place in the entry-level category of Rolex watches as far as price, yet these models are still stunning with chronographs, 31 jewel movements and scratch resistant sapphire crystals. Simplicity and durability make the Air-King popular and functional and the waterproof cases endure in water and outdoor sporting. The most popular and sought after models include the 114200, 14010 and the 5500. To view more current Rolex models, visit www.rolex.com.
Cellini: Named for the 16th century Italian goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini who provided his services to popes and kings, this fine collection of Rolex watches comes in a variety of designs and styles. Each is encased in 18K yellow gold with either quartz or manual wind movement, white or mother of pearl dial, either Arabic or Roman numerals and 18K gold bracelet or leather strap.
Date: Similar to the Air-King the Rolex Date debuted in the 1950s and included a date function and employed 34mm diameter faces. Today’s Date watches are available in steel only and feature an innovative design with automatic chronometer movement and a waterproof case safe up to 1000 meters. The original model line of Date watches were available in steel, 18 carat yellow and steel and 18 carat yellow gold all with fluted bezels and diamond markers making them sought after by Rolex collectors and investors. Favored models include the 1501, 15200 and the 15053.
Datejust: This Rolex model was first offered in 1945 and remains the best-selling Rolex watch today most likely for the many available variations. The following "Rolex Datejust models", are listing below and some are considered to be "old Rolex models" numbers. Along with the many different steel cases and bracelet selections, the DateJust is available in steel and yellow gold, steel and rose gold and solid gold. DateJust enthusiasts can choose from a variety of dials and diamond bezel choices. First designed with a Jubilee bracelet, today’s DateJust Rolex watches come with Oyster bands. Rare DateJust models include those with smooth bezels—most are fluted. Because of the many designs available, the DateJust is the go-to Rolex for everything from golf to the office. Additional features of the DateJust include auto winding technology Cyclops date, waterproof case and ultra-smooth 31 jewel movement. Dials sizes range from 26mm to 41mm. Popular models include the 116138, 116200 and the 116234.
Datejust Mid-Size: This popular line is similar to the Datejust, except that the case is 31mm, instead of 36mm. It also is distinguished by its handsomely designed dial with Roman numerals and gold time markers, and it comes in 18K gold and stainless steel or stainless steel. Other features include self-winding technology, date window, 29-jewel movement and fluted bezel. This Datejust Mid-Size can be a men's or women's watch.
Datejust OysterQuartz: For a quarter-century, Rolex produced the Oysterquartz in Datejust, models 17000 (stainless steel) 17013 (steel/Yellow Gold) and 17104 (steel/White Gold). Special models of the Oysterquartz were made with jeweled dials, bezels and bracelets. Fewer than 25, 000 Oysterquartz watches are believed to have been made. The last time one appeared in a Rolex catalog was 2001. It also is the last year that Rolex received chronometer certificates for the quartz movement from the COSC. The steel gold and all gold models continued to appear in the Rolex catalog until 2003, when the last of the models in stock shipped.