Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

121 Universal Genève Oversize and Attractive, Compax, Wristwatch in Steel, With Silvered Dial, Reference 22430, Retailed by Verga

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Lot Description

Model: Compax
Reference: 22430
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 292
Case N°: 904882
Dimensions: 46 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Among the best known Universal watches, the family of Tricompax, Bicompax and Compax certainly stands out, of which this lot is a magnificent representative. Very attractive and highly sought after, the present reference 22430 stands out as an early and oversized steel chronograph. Dating to the mid 1940s, the watch has a diameter of 46 mm, a rarity for this time in production where few are known to the market. The massive stainless steel case with straight and solid lugs is a perfect example of excellent preservation, given its still sharp edges and its square buttons of the chronograph almost untouched, presenting on the back, the engravings of serial numbers and reference still perfectly intact. The dial aged incredibly, presenting an outstanding quality, with outer tachometer scale, minutes and seconds track, the three sunken subsidiary dials, Arabic indexes, the stick hands and the prestigious signature of the Italian retailer Verga at 12 o’clock.