Rolex, being the ultimate in luxury watches and the premier watch maker identified and recognised the long standing service which the Sea King helicopter had within the British Military. In service since 1969, 179 purchased throughout the life, serving in every major conflict in a multitude of marks the Sea King helicopter truly has been a corner stone to British military aviation.
Rolex recognised this fact and along with my help have agreed to manufacture a special edition GMT Master 2 watch with the back engraved specially with a Mk 1 Sea King stating Since 1969. This watch has its heritage steeped in aviation history, designed for pilots in the 1960s and used throughout the Concorde program; it, similar to the Sea King is a piece of Aviation history. With the aircraft imminently going out of service this is a piece of history, there will only be 179, individually numbered pieces produced, signifying the number of Sea King helicopters actually purchased. You can also have your initials or first aircraft side number engraved. They will also only be available to serving or ex-serving members of the Armed Forces who have had a connection with the aircraft. The watch is available in Stainless steel with a black face and black dial. Each will come with a certificate from Rolex stating this is an official piece of only 179 and stating all other owners of the piece.