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Rolex Turn-o-graph 116261 36mm NOS

12.500,00

This rare Turn-O-Graph is a new old stock. Never been worn. So beautiful! A 2005 watch with a 2021 card.

In 1953, Rolex unveiled the Turn-O-Graph ref. 6202 model. Unbeknownst to some, the inaugural Turn-O-Graph ref. 6202 was actually the first serially-produced Rolex wristwatch to feature a rotating bezel. (The very first Rolex with a bezel was the Zerographe prototype from the 1930s). The Turn-O-Graph watch was positioned as a device that offered an easier way to measure and record time.

As the story goes, a Thunderbirds pilot owned a Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph watch, which caught the attention of the squadron thanks to the practical timing bezel. As a result, the squadron put in an official request to Rolex in the late 1950s to supply the Thunderbirds with watches. So Rolex capitalized on this relationship on began marketing the Turn-O-Graph as the Rolex Thunderbird in the American market. From this point forward, the Datejust Turn-O-Graph picked up the Rolex Thunderbird nickname.

Rolex eventually stopped making the Thunderbird in 2011. While a sad end to an important Rolex model, the Turn-O-Graph “Thunderbird” is thankfully still available the secondary luxury watch market. Better yet, because it is still an unrated Rolex watch.

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Additional information

Year

2005

Condition

In seals, New, Unworn

Material

Everose, Steel

Dial

Silver

Bezel

Everose, Fluted

Strap

Everose, Oyster, Steel

Crystal

Sapphire

Caliber

3135

Functions

Date, Time

Waterproof

100 meters

Set content

Box, Papers

Warranty

1 year, Personal

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