With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1961 and its subsequent sale on 3 August 1961.
In today's market, reference 2508 is undoubtedly amongst the most popular "time only" wristwatches by Patek Philippe. Its plain yet masculine and sporty look make it a great collector's watch, especially since its case proportions are very much identical to the much celebrated screw back chronograph reference 1463.
To the best of our knowledge, not even one dozen examples of reference 2508 in stainless steel have appeared at auction to date. Fresh to the market, the present watch furthermore stands out by its very good overall condition.
Reference 2508 was launched in 1951 and remained in production until around 1960. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 204, pl. 328.