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Rolex White Gold Stainless Steel Datejust Turn-O-Graph "Thunderbird" Wristwatch

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Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Ref. 1625. Case No. 2703098. Made in 1971. Fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and white gold gentleman's wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet. Case : Three-body, polished and brushed, screweddown case back and crown, revolving bidirectional reeded and graduated 18K white gold bezel, crystal with cyclops lens Dial : Silver with applied black painted steel bâton indexes and luminous dots, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. Movement : Cal. 1575, rhodium-plated, oeil-deperdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, shock-absorber, selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. The movement of this watch is stamped with calibre No. 1570. This relates to the base calibre, the upgraded movement is calibre 1575 as mentioned in Collecting Rolex Wristwatches by Osvaldo Patrizzi. The Rolex catalogue of 1965 refers to reference 1625 as the DATEJUST, TURN-O-GRAPH. The name Thunderbird Given to these watches after the U.S. Air Force elite Aerobatics team The Thunderbirds were used in an advertisement for these watches in the United States. This watch is illustrated in Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, 2001 Edition, p. 290.

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  • Creator
  • Place of origin
    Switzerland
  • Date of manufacture
    1971
  • Diameter
    1.42 in. (3.6 cm)
  • Seller location
    Firenze, IT
  • Reference number
    LU1203275073

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