With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 26 July 1955.
Consigned by a private collector, this reference 2508 has never been offered in public before. It is distinguished by the charismatic patina to the dial and its generally very good overall condition.
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.
Reference 2508 was launched in 1951 and remained in production until around 1960.
The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 204, pl. 328, and in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, p. 730, p. 732.