In 2007, the Rolex Air-King Replica finally moved into a more modern era. Although the dimensions stayed at 34mm, the watch received a significant facelift, with the case thickened up and the lugs widened, giving the watch a noticeably larger overall appearance on the wrist.
A new solid link Oyster bracelet with a redesigned clasp replaced the former 78350 and the steel used throughout the watch was also uprated to the immensely strong and corrosion-resistant 904L. Additionally, a larger range of dial colors was added, and an IWC Replica 18k white gold fluted bezel became an option for the very first time.
Most importantly, while it kept the same Cal. 3130 as its predecessor, it was now an official chronometer-certified movement. The Rolex Replica ref. 114200’s relatively short production run and its chronometer-rated movement make it an intriguing option for collectors.
However, as welcome and well-thought-out as the changes to this generation were, the Substantial Rolex Air-King Replica days were numbered. In 2014, it was quietly withdrawn from the catalog entirely, with many expecting that was the last we would see of it, after more than seventy years of continuous production.