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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 20

    Rolex. A rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with rose dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, ANTIMAGNETIC, REF. 2508, CASE NO. 37’184, CIRCA 1935

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    Rolex. A rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with rose dial
    Signed Rolex, Antimagnetic, ref. 2508, case no. 37’184, circa 1935
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 14’’’, jeweled
    DIAL: rose dial, Arabic and baton numerals, outer five minute railway divisions, blue telemeter scale, outermost tachometer scale, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register
    CASE: 18K pink gold, snap on back, two olive shaped chronograph pushers to the band, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement


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    The watch offered for sale here is a superb and rare example of reference 2508 featuring an unspoiled dial that beautifully aged over the years and fade into a delicate patina. It is very rare to come across a such well preserved timepiece and this watch is a beautiful opportunity for scholars to admire an untouched dial with intact printing, sharp register edges and spotless guilloché details.

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

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTOR