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    Sale 1326

    IMPORTANT POCKETWATCHES AND WRISTWATCHES

    16 May 2005, Hotel Richemond, Geneva

  • Lot 95

    Universal. A unusual and rare oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch with 24 hour dial

    SIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENEVE, RETAILED BY A. CAIRELLI, ROME, MOVEMENT NO. 589, CASE NOS. 22560 AND 44, CIRCA 1945

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    Universal. A unusual and rare oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch with 24 hour dial
    Signed Universal, Geneve, retailed by A. Cairelli, Rome, movement no. 589, case nos. 22560 and 44, circa 1945
    With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matt dial with dot and Arabic 24 hour indication, outer fifths of a second divisions, blued steel moon-style hands, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 16 hours register, in large circular case with extended downturned lugs, snap on back, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through one rectangular chronograph button in the band and through the crown, case, dial and movement signed
    44 mm. diam.


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