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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 242

    Rolex. A fine, rare and large 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial


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    Rolex. A fine, rare and large 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial
    Signed Rolex, Antimagnetic, ref. 2508, case no. 47960, manufactured in 1939
    With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the pink dial with applied gold Arabic and baton numerals, outer gilt five minute divisions, telemetre and tachymetre scales, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in large circular case with flat bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, contemporary 18K gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.

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    Reference 2508 was introduced into the market in the mid 1930s. The first generation featured oval chronograph buttons whereas the second series, such as the present watch, were fitted with rectangular pushers.

    This watch stands out by its charismatic and original pink dial and its excellent overall condition.

    Different versions of reference 2508 are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 80-91.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.