18ct yellow gold 'Thunderbird' bezel wristwatch. Made 1958

18ct yellow gold 'Thunderbird' bezel wristwatch. Made 1958

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  • Brand: Rolex
  • Year: Circa 1958
  • Model: Precision
  • Reference: 8952
  • Calibre: 1210 
  • Movement: Manual Mechanical
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Coin edge bezel
  • Dial: Off-white dial with outer minute track featuring applied gold mirror polished baton our indices with gold dauphine hands and sweep centre seconds 
  • Case dimensions: 35mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Web reference: 2699


Although Rolex developed professional watches that served as tools and whose functions went far beyond simply telling the time. These watches were intended for professional activities, such as deep-sea diving, aviation, mountain climbing and scientific exploration. However, in the 1950's Rolex focused on dress watches and in 1954 the first Rolex Precision watches were introduced.