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.