Important Collector's, Watches, Wrist...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 2000

LOT 49

Rolex, Ref. 2508, 1930's.Fine stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph and register. Accompanied by a steel Rolex buckle.

CHF 8,000 - 10,000

USD 4,500 - 5,500

Sold: CHF 10,120

C. three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs. D. black with painted gold Arabic numerals and indexes, auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials. "Epée" gold hands. M. 14''' rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case, and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 4


Movement: 4 - 5*
Dial: 4 - 7 - 01


Ref. 2508This chronograph, reference 2508, was first produced at the end of the 1930's in 18K yellow gold and in stainless steel, with olive-shaped push-buttons, a 14''' movement and a diameter of 38 mm. After that, it was made with square push-buttons, a 13''' movement and a 2 mm. smaller case.The present watch bears a 35 mm. case, but is still equipped with a 14''' movement.Similar watches are published in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by OSVALDO PATRIZZI, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 1998, pp. 296 and 297.