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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 16

    Rolex. A fine, rare and large stainless steel chronograph wristwatch


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    Rolex. A fine, rare and large stainless steel chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Rolex, Chronographe, Anti-Magnetique, ref. 2508, case no. 37'691, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied Arabic and dagger numerals, outer black five minute divisions and blue telemetre and tachymetre scales, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, flat bezel, snap on back, two oval chronograph buttons in the band, 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, such as the present watch, featured oval chronograph buttons whereas the second series were fitted with rectangular pushers.

    This watch is distinguished by the beautifully aged dial and its very good original 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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a discerning European Collector