Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Universal. A rare, large and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with deep peach-coloured dial
On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT wil… Read more
Universal. A rare, large and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with deep peach-coloured dial

SIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENÈVE, COMPAX, REF. 22499, MOVEMENT NO. 202'055, CASE NO. 985'128, MANUFACTURED IN 1943

Details
Universal. A rare, large and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with deep peach-coloured dial
Signed Universal, Genève, Compax, ref. 22499, movement no. 202'055, case no. 985'128, manufactured in 1943
Cal. 285 mechanical jewelled movement, deep peach-coloured dial, Arabic numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, outer telemetre scale, three engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, large water-resistant-type circular case, downturned angular lugs, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel link bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.; overall length of bracelet approx. 175 mm.
Special Notice

On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

With Universal Genève Certificate dated 16 December 2014 confirming the production of the present watch in 1943.

This "Compax" chronograph impresses with its very crisp overall condition, the highly attractive, dial and its unusual deep peach colour. The extremely well preserved, large case and the stainless steel bracelet round up the overall appeal of this rare wristwatch.

The "Compax" was introduced in 1935, the world's first chronograph wristwatch with hour and minute registers, particularly appreciated by members of armed forces. The models were available in different case materials and forms and a variety of dial layouts.

More from Important Watches

View All
View All