I am working on a Definitive Rolex Series on Chuck Yeager which you will love. Chuck Yeager has been wearing Rolex watches for over 56 years.
This 1992 Rolex Advertisement shows Chuck Yeager with his Glamorous Glen III P-51 Mustang. Chuck Yeager flew this P-51 Mustang in the USAAF, in the 357th Figher Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron during World War II.
Chuck Yeager flew 64 missions and shot down 13 German Aircraft during his tour. Yeager was also shot down over Germany and escaped capture and and went on to break the sound barrier.
I don't recall ever seeing a Two-tone GMT with a Jubilee bracelet. It looks unusual and interesting...
"If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off." –Chuck Yeager
Throughout his remarkable career, Chuch Yeager has shown an uncanny talent for what pilots call "pushing the edge of the envelope." At 21, only three years after boarding his first plane, Yeager was leading a squadron of fighter pilots in World War II. And at the age of 24, he became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Attempting such dangerous feats is one thing. Living to describe them to your grandchildren is another. Displaying the enormous courage, skill and cool judgment needed to do both has made General Chuck Yeager an authentic American hero.
Although retired from the military, Yeager remains a man on the move. He's an avid sportsman with a lifelong love of the outdoors, a lecturer and a consulting test pilot who still loves to fly.
"Maybe I don't jump off 15-foot fences anymore," said Yeager, "but I can still pull 8 or 9 G's in a high-performance aircraft." And in all his exploits, Yeager depends on a rugged and reliable time-piece.
"I wore a Rolex 40 years ago when I broke the sound barrier and I still do today," says Yeager matter-of-factly.
"A pilot has to believe in his equipment. That's why I wear a Rolex."