Universal Genève. A fine and rare stainless steel large chronograph wristwatchCompax, Movement No.260367, circa 1945
Lot 174
Universal Genève. A fine and rare stainless steel large chronograph wristwatch
Compax, Movement No.260367, circa 1945
Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Universal Genève. A fine and rare stainless steel large chronograph wristwatchCompax, Movement No.260367, circa 1945 Universal Genève. A fine and rare stainless steel large chronograph wristwatchCompax, Movement No.260367, circa 1945
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Universal Genève. A fine and rare stainless steel large chronograph wristwatch
Compax, Movement No.260367, circa 1945
17-jewel Cal. 292 manual winding movement with overcoiled spring to monometallic balance, silvered dial with tachymetre scale enclosing arabic numerals and luminous dots, subsidiary 30-minute and 12-hour registers, continuous seconds, blued skeleton hands with luminous fill, brushed and polished snap back case with rectangular pushers, leather strap, case, dial and movement signed
46mm

Footnotes

  • Universal introduced this rare reference in the 1950s. This watch was used mostly by race car drivers. Its 46mm oversize case and luminous dot numerals give it the legibility necessary under race condition. The case is made in Enversteel, an early stainless steel alloy.
    Literature: Universal Watch Genève: Chronographs and Complicated Watches by Pietro Giulana Sala
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