08.07.2021 - Rolex

Look what just landed… the Rolex GMT Master II Sea-King

Something very rare and very exciting has landed with us today.

Only 123 of the Rolex GMT Master II ‘Limited Edition Sea King’ watches were ever created, making it a sensational investment.

And we are absolutely thrilled to have one in stock here at Luxe Watches.

The GMT Master II needs no introduction but the Sea King is a limited edition watch powered by the Oyster Perpetual movement.


Sea Kings – known as “Baggers” in the Royal Navy – acted as “eyes in the sky” during operations and remain legendary helicopters.  

These aircraft served in every British conflict since 1969 including the Falklands, Afghanistan and Gulf Wars. 

Their job was to search for aerial threats or suspicious action on the ground using a sophisticated radar system. They were also used as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter but have now been decommissioned.

In 2014, an ex-Royal Navy officer who spent many years with the Sea King helicopters approached prestige manufacturers to see if he could commission a number of watches to be made to celebrate the history of the Sea King helicopter.

Rolex agreed to the proposition and engraved the caseback of the watches with an image of the Sea King helicopter with the motto “Fear God, Honour the King”, along with a unique edition number. 

These were never on sale to the general public – you had to have served for the Army or Navy.


The 40mm black dial complete with stainless steel Oyster bracelet is a classic for everyday wear but is a great watch to store away for a future investment.

The GMT master II has been out since the 1950s and was designed by Rolex as a sports watch. The model was extremely popular for the time as it had dual time functionality as well. 

The Sea King edition as one extra green hand to measure time in two different countries. This feature was also popular when Rolex developed a relationship with Pan Am Airlines.

In 2017 Rolex introduced an update of the model with enhancements including a new case and wider case lugs, which make the entire watch look bigger and bulkier.

The bezel on this edition is ceramic (rather than aluminium) and the Cerachrom dial is great for reading at night time, with superb magnification of the date.

It is simply a very traditional and substantial sport watch finished in stainless steel.

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This beautifully engineered military timepiece, which is fully waterproof to 100m, will be incredibly valuable in future years.

We have just one available priced £39,995.00 and comes with its original box and paperwork.

Do get in touch with our sales team if you’d love to see this Sea King in your luxury watch collection.