Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

244 Rolex Extremely Well Preserved and Fine, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Multiscale Dial, Reference 2508

Estimate: € 75,000 –⁠ 150,000

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 2508
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1937
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 22
Case N°: 037620
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

This remarkable chronograph is an incredibly rare Rolex model, very difficult to find at auctions and even rarer to find one in these conditions and with these special characteristics. The reference 2508 is one of the first chronographs ever produced by Rolex and was introduced to the market in the mid 1930s: its design is the representation of the militaristic style typical of the period in which this model was created and a perfect expression of solidity and resistance. The case has very nice razor-sharp edges and incredibly crisp first series olive shape pushers, while the later models were produced with rectangular pushers. The original black color is incredibly well preserved considering its 70-year-old age while the applied baton and Arabic numbers emerge in an exceptional way from the background exactly like the feuille hands and the inner-minute track. Moreover the dial is completed by two scales, the outer scale is a tachymeter up to 1000 and the inner one is telemeter scale based in km. This beautiful 2508 represents a must-have for every true watches lover.