Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 54
Rolex A very fine and attractive Rolex chronograph reference 2508 in 18K pink gold with french case
Estimate € 8,000 – 15,000
Model: French Case
Material: pink gold
Reference N°: 2508
Case N°: French made case 8685
Caliber: 12 1/2'
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The present 2508 combines several highly desirable features: a rare pink gold case with rectangular chronograph buttons, a charismatic silvered matte dial with triple outer scale and an excellent overall condition. The reference 2508 was introduced into the market in the mid 1930s and the first generation featured oval chronograph buttons, whereas the second series were fitted with rectangular pushers, such as the present watch. The sporty and large case is very masculine, and is considered one of the most attractive case designs by any brand of this era. Collectors divide the model into two generations; the first with a larger 37.2 mm diameter case and oval pushers, while the second generation, like the present watch, has a more compact case at 35.2 mm and, as said before, rectangular pushers. It is believed the case diameter was changed to conform to prevailing tastes of the era, when smaller, thinner watches were considered more prestigious. Reference 2508 is considered as one of the most attractive from a collecting point of view, and a watch like the one offered here is a very good chance to obtain one.