With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and white gold indexes in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 29 January 1957.
This watch is distinguished by its very good, original overall condition and the most attractive Gay Frères steel bracelet.
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 Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 204, pl. 328.