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UNIVERSAL GENEVE. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BOX
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UNIVERSAL GENEVE. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BOX

SIGNED UNIVERSAL GENEVE, UNI-COMPAX, BIG EYE MODEL, REF 884100/01, CASE NO. 2’380’133, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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UNIVERSAL GENEVE. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BOX
SIGNED UNIVERSAL GENEVE, UNI-COMPAX, BIG EYE MODEL, REF 884100/01, CASE NO. 2’380’133, MANUFACTURED IN 1965
Movement: cal. UG 125, manual, 17 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: screw back, 37 mm. diam., signed
With: Universal Genève Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present “Big Eye” Uni-Compax in 1965 and period presentation box.
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Lot Essay

The Uni-Compax is doubtlessly among Universal’s rarest, most aesthetically momentous and sought-after vintage chronographs. It is also known as the “Big Eye”, the designation derived from the larger 30 minutes register subsidiary dial.

In production only between 1963 and 1966, it was made in an exceedingly small series only, powered by the legendary Valjoux 23 movement, marked as the Universal Geneva caliber 125.

The present example is a very well preserved example of the rare model, furthermore sold with a period presentation box.

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