Rolex. A military commissioned stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch  Explorer II, UK Attack Helicopter Force, Limited Edition No.40/48, Ref: 216570, Circa 2015

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Rolex. A military commissioned stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch
Explorer II, UK Attack Helicopter Force, Limited Edition No.40/48, Ref: 216570, Circa 2015

Sold for £ 13,812 (US$ 17,864) inc. premium
Rolex. A military commissioned stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch
Model: Explorer II, UK Attack Helicopter Force, Limited Edition No.40/48
Reference: 216570
Date: Circa 2015
Movement: 31-jewel Cal.3187 automatic, No.85E*****
Dial: Black, luminous filled dot hour markers, white outer minute divisions, magnified date aperture at 3, black Mercedes hands with luminous inserts, centre seconds, red arrow tipped dual time zone hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back with engraving depicting helicopter and Union Jack, inside back stamped 2100, shouldered crown, 24-hour markers to bezel, No.942*****
Strap/Bracelet: Brushed Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp stamped Z4X
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 42mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box, outer card, copy of sale receipt, Instruction booklet

Footnotes

  • This watch is from a limited commission of only 48 examples to be produced by Rolex especially for the Apache Attack Helicopter Force of the British Army Air Corps.

    The Army Air Corps (AAC) is the British Army's combat aviation team and their soldiers deliver firepower and reconnaissance from battlefield helicopters such as the famous Apache in support of the ground forces during a battle.

    The Apache attack helicopter was developed to find and destroy enemy tanks and can operate in all conditions. It is widely regarded as "the most sophisticated piece of equipment in the world available to front-line troops."
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Rolex. A military commissioned stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch  Explorer II, UK Attack Helicopter Force, Limited Edition No.40/48, Ref: 216570, Circa 2015
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