Staybrite Ref. 2508 Rolex, retailed by Bucherer’s, case No. 034669, Ref. 2508. Made in the 1930s.
Was first issued in a 37 mm case in 1935 with olive shaped pushers, it was then revised two years later with a 36 mm case with square pushers. This reference was available in stainless steel as well as 18K pink and yellow gold.
Three-part snap back case, polished and brushed finishes, wide flat ‘Calatrava’ style bezel, downturned lugs, snap-on case back.
Three-tone matte silver and sector dial, painted black baton indexes and Arabic half-hour numerals, inner red snail tachometer scale, outer minute/seconds track with Arabic five numerals, outermost telemeter scale, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register. Signed ‘Rolex’ under the 12 with the retailer’s name ‘Bucherer’s’ under the centre post and the word ‘Antimagnetic’ in a curve above the centre post. Original blued steel leaf hands.
Valjoux 14’’’ calibre 22, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator, as normal in these days, there is no shock protection for the balance.
Diam. 37 mm., 44 mm. Lug to Lug, 12 mm. High: it takes 19mm strap and a new brown reptile strap has been fitted.
£22,500.00 (approx $35,500.00 US)