The Rolex Air-king was originally released during WWII in 1945. It joined the ranks of the Air line which included the Air-Giant, Air-Lion and Air-Tiger. The line was created to provide British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots with a reliable watch that could be easily read and was incredibly durable. The Air-King is the only version still in production from the original air line, and it was specifically built to honor the RAF pilots who fought in the battle of Britain. The Air-King was discontinued in 2014, but reintroduced in 2016 with the reference number 116900. The Everest Bands on this page fit this model.