Rolex Skyrocket Pilots’ watch



This vintage, all original and correct 1942 ROLEX AVIATORS watch named the “ROLEX SKYROCKET” 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 dust proof winding crown, stepped bezel, made by PIONEER case company for ROLEX 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, so, please don’t buy it if you don’t want a smaller sized watch. They were made smaller do reduce the chance of damaging them while fighting. The original dial on this SKYROCKETis one of the finest we have found! The luminous 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.