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ROLEX SAS EXPLORER II - 2012 COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED ISSUE REFERENCE 216570 WITH FULL MILITARY PROVENANCE
We are delighted to offer this very special commemorative limited-edition Rolex SAS EXPLORER II that has retained its protective stickers and is practically factory fresh.
It is also presented with full military provenance from the original SAS serving officer, inclusive of the SAS war diary that only around 150 were produced, discharge papers, regiment beret and belt.
This very special commemorative military piece was offered only to be serving SAS soldiers in recognition of their respective careers with the SAS – Special Air Services.
It is believed there were only 100 of these Rolex SAS commemorative pieces thought they came from a produced and all of them were purchased through Rolex London.
SAS Regiment History And Explorer II Details
The British Special Air Service (SAS) was founded in 1941 as a Special Operations division of the British Army and has ever since remained one of the most respected military organizations in the world. Despite of its absolute secrecy, the unit is rumoured to employ 500 active soldiers who underwent extreme recruitment and training programs.
Perpetuating their long-lasting relationship with Military forces, Rolex granted in 2012 - SAS soldiers with the opportunity to acquire a highly personal and exclusive example of the Explorer II, reference 216570. While most of the known SAS Rolex Explorer II watches bear a black dial, the present example was fitted with a white dial.
Property of the original owner, this limited-edition white Explorer II reference 216570 is preserved in practically New Old Stock condition, retaining its original protective stickers.
On the side of the case, the motto of the SAS ‘Who Dares Wins’ is engraved. The case back is also decorated with the SAS emblem (a dagger with wings) and displays the officers unique service number.
ROLEX SAS EXPLORER II AND MILITARY ACCOMPONAYING ITEMS
ROLEX SAS EXPLORER II
Inner & outer boxes.
OFFICERS MILITARY ITEMS OF PROVENANCE
SAS - War diary.
Officers scope of employment.
Tour of duty decoration and recognition sheet.
Officers discharge papers.
Officers personal regiment beret & belt.
Timber ammunition box, used for storing all the militaria.
This is a very rare and increasingly collectible white dial SAS Explorer II. That is accompanied with all its original Rolex accessories. Along with the original owner’s regimental items confirming the provenance of this stunning piece. It is the only example to come to market in this condition with such complete and important provenance.
As you can appreciate with such a rare Rolex SAS Explorer we have reached out to our trusted and recognised leading authorities in the vintage and military Rolex community.
They have been unanimous with our understanding and findings of both the watch and military items.
Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.
The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.
The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
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This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.
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