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

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

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Information

  • 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

Essay

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.