With Original The Real McCoy's guarantee, instruction booklet, Rolex presentation box and outer packaging.
US army Brigadier General Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is the first man to break the sound barrier. He achieved this feat on board of an X-1 aircraft in 1947, and he did so with a Rolex on his wrist. Consequently, he later became a prominent Rolex spokesman.
In the late '90s, a Japanese company, the real McCoy's, decided to celebrate general Yeager by customizing an extremely limited number of Rolex timepieces. These so-called "Chuck Yeager" are now extremely sought-after collectibles and can be considered the first serially customized wristwatches, years before the fashion of customized timepieces, such as Bamford watches, came to prominence.
The present watch is an example from that production, enthralling with its wonderful condition and with the presence of the original The Real McCoy's guarantee. Scholars agree that there are two different case engravings for the "Chuck Yeager": this lot features the numerated one, with the side view of Yeager's X-1, and the historical date October 14, 1947 below it. It is furthermore engraved 2/50, making this watch one of the very first "Chuck Yeager" ever produced.