1942 Rolex Sky-Rocket


This vintage, all-original and correct 1942 Rolex aviator’s watch named the Rolex Sky-Rocket was produced for Canadian soldiers going overseas in WW2 and was marketed towards fighter pilots. This particular example is the earliest and first version with sub-seconds, as opposed to sweep seconds. The sparkling 29.5mm gold-plated case with original dustproof winding crown, and stepped bezel was made by Pioneer case company for Rolex and is in glistening and stellar condition. The original case back is stainless steel. This watch was worn in WW2 overseas, as confirmed from the original family from whom we obtained it. These watches were small in stature. They were made smaller do reduce the chance of damaging them while fighting. The original dial on this Sky-Rocket is one of the finest we have found! The lume is intact on this dial! Notice the red, 24-hour register, original blued steel pencil hands, and sub-seconds. The manual winding caliber 59 rolex movement (correctly signed “ROLEX” under the dial) is sparkling and keeping accurate time after a recent cleaning by our watchmaker. We simply are not seeing these watches appear as of late. Most dials have been refinished, which greatly reduces their value.

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