18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955

18ct yellow gold, reference 8952 chronometer wristwatch. Circa 1955

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  • Brand: Rolex
  • Circa: 1955
  • 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 sword shaped hands and sweep centre centre seconds 
  • Case dimensions: 35 mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Web reference: 1825

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.