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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 220

    Universal. A fine and extremely attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black military-style dial

    SIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENÈVE, COMPUR 30, SERIAL NO. 804'942, CASE NO. 22'409, MANUFACTURED IN 1941

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    Universal. A fine and extremely attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black military-style dial
    Signed Universal, Genève, Compur 30, serial no. 804'942, case no. 22'409, manufactured in 1941
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 386, jeweled
    DIAL: black, gloss, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, outer fifth of a second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45 minutes retgister
    CASE: stainless steel, sloped bezel, faceted lugs, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 38 mm.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Universal Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1941 in its current configuration


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    The present timepiece is blessed with a military-style dial, characterized, by black finish, luminous full Arabic numerals and broad hands. These three elements work together to ensure optimal readability in all condition, and the very large-for-the-time 38 mm. size further eases time reading – and grants this watch a very modern appeal. Furthermore, the black dial presents a glossy finish: a highly attractive detail, and much less common than the matte finish.

    As a matter of fact, some examples of this model were supplied to the German Aviation Ministry, to be used by navigators and observers of the Luftwaffe.

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