Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

213 Universal Genéve Attractive and Distinctive, Aero-Compax, Wristwatch in Steel With Silvered Tachymeter Scale Dial, Reference 22 290

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 9,100

Model: Aero-Compax
Reference: 22290
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 281
Case N°: 1073761
Movement N°: 233229
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In 1936 Universal presented the first Aero-Compax model, the Aviator’s Compact Chronograph, characterized by a two-button that made it possible to stop and resume the measurement of an intermediate time, as well as the 4 registers for a military use. The first examples featured cases with snap-on while a decade later models with waterproof cases were produced. The Aero-Compax here offered is a quintessential chronograph from Universal Genève: with its balanced dial and well-proportioned case, this watch has maintained its timelessness flawlessly. With a perfect balance of elegance and sporty look, this stainless steel case has been preserved in nice conditions. The most prestigious feature of this watch is without any doubt the silvered dial with 4 counters, blue tachymeter scale and large luminous Arabic numbers and hands that spread beauty at every glance.