Watch

MADE: 1959

MATERIAL: 18ct Rose Gold

MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical

CASE DIAMETER: 34mm

Notes

Whereas today where a vast majority of brands are defined by models names, in the past companies would make timepieces not given a name such as Seamaster or Constellation that were considered simply ‘dress timepieces’.
These wristwatches came in a wide variety of styles and shapes, defined by the fashions of the period and were produced from the 1900’s till the 1960’s.

World History

- The Soviet Union successfully launches the Luna 1 spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

- A chartered plane transporting musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper with pilot Roger Peterson goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four on board. The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died".

- The Satellite Explorer 6 sends the first picture of Earth from orbit.

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