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

212 Zenith Catching and Oversize, Compur Aviator’s, Wristwatch in Gold, With Square Buttons, Tachymeter and Telemeter Scale Dial, Reference 7119

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Compur
Reference: 7119
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 146
Case N°: 744905
Dimensions: 46 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The present watch offers an opportunity to acquire a well-preserved vintage Zenith Compur from the 1950s. Since Zenith’s origins, its founder George Favre-Jacot sought to manufacture precision timepieces, realizing that the quality control was best maintained, when production was housed locally. The here offered reference 7119 has been manufactured in an extremely well preserved 18k yellow-gold while these specimens were usually found in stainless steel: that make the present aviator’s oversize wristwatch very desirable. Its sharp case and beautifully dial with Arabic numbers and double scale are a rare find among watches from this period. It is nice to notice how this Compur shares many traits with the Compur produced by Universal but at the time, the two companies obviously shared similar designs and components, explaining that this rare Zenith is actually signed Compur on the dial which is a classic Universal model. That said, the Zenith version of this model is definitely notable and special.