Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

236 Rolex An enchanting Rolex reference 2508 with charming and rare gilt black dial

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 31,850

Lot Description

Model: Antimagnetic
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 2508
Year: 1940
Case N°: 041307
Caliber: 14'
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer

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 square pushers. But yet, the nicest thing of this watch is for sure its dial. The original black color is incredibly well preserved considering its 70-year-old age while the gold applied baton and Arabic numerals emerge in an exceptional way from the background exactly like the gold feuille hands and outer seconds track. This very beautiful 2508 absolutely represents a must-have for every true watches lover.