Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Cure for Wellness and Rolex Air King



An ambitious young executive Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
Release date: February 17, 2017 (Finland)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Box office: 26.6 million USD
Budget: 40 million USD
Story by: Gore Verbinski, Justin Haythe
It is long as 2 hours 26 minutes more, an extravagant B-movie homage that is longer, darker, and more unwieldy than the genre demands. However, it is a visually-stunning work, the Castle was beautifully pictured and I wish I could go there for a Final Treatment!










There are a few scenes that the Director camera spots the watch Lockhart wears, It is a Rolex Air-King,
Model Ref 5700 circa 1970s.
First time he visited the reception and he was asked to come back next day a visiting time had passed. He looked at his Rolex… Big Close Shot…the time on the watch is 3:07




Horrible scene that someone drilled his front tooth without any anesthesia.

Looks at His Air-King again, time is also 3:07


 
Another one was he was lying in bed woke up after three days after the car accident. He looked as his Air King again…and it was stopped at again 3:07.  

Is there a hint on what 3:07 means to the Story?



This is the last scene showing his Air-King.






It Air-King an inserted advertisement from Rolex?
Lockhart's Air-King Model Ref 5700 circa 1970s.

Ref 5700
Air King Stainless steel “Precision” is a manual Oyster Perpetual 34mms watch.
It has a smooth bezel, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, baton hour markers, signed Rolex, T Swiss T marked dial. Polished baton hand.
The history of the Rolex Air King is quite extensive.
Often dubbed the "Warrior Watch," the Rolex Air King is a magnificent watch though it does not seem carry a lot of story nor talking point. Air-King is the Simplest watch from Rolex, it simplicity is its beauty., John McCain is known for his Rolex Air King. 
The RAF (British Royal Air Force) members were regarded as heroes in the 1930's. These men flew countless missions, and in the face of such danger triumphed in spite of overwhelming odds and meager aircraft. Discarding their standard-issue, low-quality watches, these brave pilots instead used Rolex Oyster Perpetual religiously in their missions.
The founder of Rolex Hans Wilsdorf was pleased that he chose to honor these air borne heroes by creating a dedicated line of manual wind Oyster watches fit for the sky.
Rolex started producing bigger watches and gave them names such as "Rolex Air Lion," "Rolex Air Tiger," "Rolex Air King," and even "Rolex Air Giant" before WWII.
Big Watch meant 32-34mm only at that time, don’t compare with current 47, 54 mm!
In the end, most of this line never became popular with the general public. However, Rolex decided to continue a single model within this line, the "Rolex Air King".
One of the most iconic Air King models is the Air King 5500. The Rolex Air King 5500 history covers 37 years. For a majority of these years, the Rolex Air King 5500 was left untouched and was considered to be a classic and very coveted model. 
The Rolex Air King is currently one of the longest continuously-manufactured models within Rolex.


In 2016 Rolex has launched a New Air-King Ref 116900 as shown So this is so called Air-King which is currently be obtainable at Rolex AD, Hong Kong.
List Price HK$48,000.
No Discount for this model at AD unless going to gray dealer.
you can get it with HK$45,000.

HK Snob






10 comments:

Anonymous said...

DEAR HK SNOB
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY STEEL CERAMIC BLK FACE 116500LN AT $120000 OR NOT
YET
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY FROM YOU PANARAI PAM1312 $40000 IF NOT BEST PRICE
PLEASE

BE IN HK NEXT MONTH

THANK YOU AGAIN

ANONYMOUS

Anonymous said...

DEAR HK SNOB
I AM INTERESTED ALSO IN DAYTONA STEEL AND GOLD IS IT POSSIBLE
AT $90000 HK MONEY OR BEST PRICE
I AM INTERESTED IN PANARAI 1950 LUMINOR WHAT CAN YOU RECOMEND
PANARAI WATCH SHOULD I TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION
THANK YOU AGAIN
ANONYMOUS

HK Snob said...

Daytona TT is about HK$98,500 depending on dial colour.
as a gray dealer selling price.

I like Pink Gold Panerai 47mm GMT ... It is quite personal for Panerai.
It depends on what is in your mind.

HK Snob

HK Snob said...

Hi Current selling price for 116500LN black is about HK$123,000
As for Panerai. reply you later.
HK Snob

Anonymous said...

dear snob
thank you very much for your advices
the daytona tt is with silver dial and gold sub dial is it possible
to buy at reseller at 90000- hk money

the panarai i would like to buy is a 44mm only and simple mechanism
without gmt what panarai numbers could you recomend

the third one is is the daytona ceramic black dial 116500ln would
sell 115000 hk money and possibly when even guess only

thank you as always hk snob for your help

anonymous

HK Snob said...

Hi,
1, HK$90,000 is possible for Daytona TT pre-loved one
2. PAM00510 8 day 44mm.
3. 116500LN black is HK$123,000 to $126,000 range.
HK Snob

Anonymous said...

DEAR SNOB
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR QUICK AND HELPFUL REPLY

SORRY ABOUT THE PANARAI RECOMENDATION INCOMPLETE INFO
I POSTED
WHAT I WANT IS A 1950 LUMINOR CASING AND AUTOMATIC AND
44MM AND SIMPLE AND NOT GMT
WHAT PAM NUMBERS CAN YOU SUGGEST AND WHY
THANK YOU AGAIN

ANONYMOUS

Anonymous said...

DEAR SNOB
MY FREIND HAS A PAM36 USED WT SCARTCHES
I AM JUST CURIOUS HOW MUCH IS THE BALL PARK FIGURE TODAY
HE TOLD ME HE BOUGHT IT IN A RESELLER IN CWB MAYBE VIP
FOR 270000- HK MONEY BACK IN 2010 OR 2011
THANK YOU AGAIN
ANONYMOUS

HK Snob said...

Hi
Cannot tell without more detail, such as pictures and other accessories.
HK Snob

HK Snob said...

PAM00036 could be expensive!
HK Snob