'Who Dares Wins' Rolex sells for £40,000


29th September 2022

What makes this watch so special we hear you say!

Surely it's just a Rolex Explorer II wristwatch, isn't it?

Well not quite. In 2012 Rolex were commissioned to produce a limited series of these Explorer II ref. 216570 models, exclusively issued to  the 22 Special Air Service members. The SAS motto “Who Dares Wins” is engraved on the case band while the back displays the SAS logo, a knife with wings, matched by a personal serial number bearing the original owner’s initials.

SOLD FOR £40,448 inclusive of fees

Making this a very special piece for the discerning collector. 

This piece will be included in the Watch Auction on the 26th October with a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-30,000

Rare Military Commissioned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch, made for the 22 Special Air Service 'SAS', "Who Dares Wins", ref. 216570,  serial no. G77xxxx, ZAP no. CA8xxxxx, issued in 2012, calibrated 24 hour bezel, white dial with dot and baton markers, sweep centre seconds and 24 hour orange dual time sign indicator, cal. 3187 movement, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, Oyster case with the SAS motto '"Who Dares Wins'" engraved to the band, the back with the engraved SAS logo and ZAP reference number to match the original owner's initials, Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp, bezel 42mm diameter

Sold with the full set of documents and boxes - View the Lot details HERE

For further details please contact David Hare



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