Lot 4254. Watch: in the past, Rolex Chronograph utmost rarity, Ref.2508 "37.2 mm-oversize" Antimagnetic with original "Salmon Dial" No. 034537, CA. 1935

Starting price: € 20 000
Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4254 | Watch: in the past, Rolex Chronograph utmost rarity, Ref.2508 "37.2 mm-oversize" Antimagnetic with original "Salmon Dial" No. 034537, CA. 1935
Approx. Ø37mm, stainless steel, reference 2508, serial number 034537, hand-wound, column wheel-Chronograph with oval pushers, original, patinated dial, also called "Salmon-Dial", tachymeter scale and telemeter scale, blued steel hands, leather strap, viable, Revision recommended. The first copies of the reference 2508 came up with the big 37mm-case and the oval pushers on the market. These watches had serial numbers that began at approx. 034000, and today are absolute rarities. It was the first Rolex Chronograph with 2 scales on the dial and at the same time, first Rolex Chronograph was closed by 2. Later, the 2508 was reduced to 35mm and got a hexagonal handle. The number 034669 for example, was offered in 2009 at a Geneva auction, the estimated price of 50,000 to 60,000 CHF (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/VNr). At Christie's the No. 034609 achieved already in 2013, some 44,000 CHF!

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