1942 Rolex Sky-Rocket In Sterling Silver


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. The original, and very clean 29.3mm sterling-silver, steel-back case with original dustproof winding crown, stepped bezel, and original contract case is as clean as I’ve found. The original and signed Rolex case back is stainless steel. Many of these contract cases were not signed Rolex, as Rolex commissioned ID and Pioneer case company to produce their cases in Canada. These were likely made smaller to reduce the chance of damaging them. The original dial on this Sky-Rocket is amongst the best we’ve ever owned with two-tone configuration, red 24-hour register, original radium, blued steel pencil hands, and sweep-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 Rolex-approved watchmaker. We simply are not seeing these watches appear as of late. Most Rolex Sky-Rocket dials have been refinished, which reduces their value.

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