Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

123 Rolex Extremely Well Preserved and Fine, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Multiscale Dial, Reference 2508, Box and Original Rolex Varini Locarno Warranty

Estimate: € 65,000 –⁠ 130,000

Sold € 106,600

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 2508
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 22
Case N°: 418 246
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Warranty

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 that match perfectly the same quality of the uncommon rice-style bracelet. 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 numbers emerge in an exceptional way from the background exactly like the gold feuille hands and the inner-minute track. Moreover the dial is completed by two gilded scales, the outer scale is a tachymeter up to 1000 and the inner one is telemetry scale based in km. This beautiful 2508 comes with its original box and warranty and represents a must-have for every true watches lover. It is very important to underline that the guarantee of this wonderful specimen was issued by the famous Varini jewelry shop in Locarno, one of the oldest jewelers to which Rolex has been allowed to sell its pieces with the possibility of signing the dials.