202 Rolex Stunning and Very Rare, Oyster Chronograph Antimagnetic, Wristwatch in Steel, With Two Tone Patinated Pink and Silver Multiscale Dial, Reference 2811, Retailed by Verga

Estimate: €20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold €24,700

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 2811
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1930s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13
Case N°: 026668
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Literature: This specific watch is published in Pucci Papaleo’s Book “I Cronografi Rolex— La Leggenda” at page 96

The reference 2811 of Rolex is extremely famous among watch lovers due to the atypical constitution of its case, composed of a single solid piece of metal, produced in gold and in stainless steel this piece fully made in steel with chronograph buttons is a part of the second generation with rectangular ones. The present reference 2811 is an extremely rare model from the pre-war era. After almost 80 years, the conditions of this tonneau-shaped, water-resistant with screwed case-back watch are incredible. The two-tone pink and silver dial is beautiful with two subsidiary counters, the unusual baton and Arabic numerals, a blue tachometer scale and as well as the telemeter scale. Moreover on the dial is printed by the retailer Verga, one of the most important retailers in Milan since 1947, located only steps away from the Milan Cathedral in via Mazzini and still on business with various watch brands, especially Rolex. This watch is published in the first book of Pucci Papaleo, “I Cronografi Rolex — La Leggenda”