ROLEX OYSTER ROYALITE WWII

R42

A Rare Timepiece: The Rolex Oyster Royalite

This exceptional Rolex Oyster Royalite, crafted in 1942, embodies a bygone era of military history. Its exemplary condition, featuring the original two toned champagne dial with luminous Arabic markers and a crisp red sweeping seconds hand, is a testament to its quality and durability.  The dial has developed a patina and the lume is still intact in both the numbers snd hands.  The movement is clean, sparkling, well running snd double signed. The 30mm stainless steel Oyster case, while considered smaller by today's standards, was a standard size for military watches of the period. This size, along with the clean, legible dial featuring a 24-hour scale, made the Royalite a highly sought-after timepiece among Canadian servicemen during World War II.

Originally marketed and sold through military PX stores, the Royalite stands as a unique offering within Rolex's history. Part of a series produced specifically for Commonwealth nations, this watch served exclusively in the Canadian market. Its subtle military elements, including the red 24-hour dial, add a touch of historical intrigue to this elegant wristwatch.

This Rolex Oyster Royalite presents a remarkable opportunity to own a piece of wartime history, perfectly suited for both men and women who appreciate classic design and exceptional craftsmanship.




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