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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 211

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, ANTI-MAGNETIC, RETAILED BY BUCHERER, REF. 2508, CASE NO. 41'336, MANUFACTURED IN 1940

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial
    Signed Rolex, Anti-Magnetic, retailed by Bucherer, ref. 2508, case no. 41'336, manufactured in 1940
    With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black matte dial with gilt Arabic and baton numerals, baton hands, outer gilt five minute divisions, 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, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    35 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.

    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.