Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

202 Universal Geneve An attractive and sophisticated Universal Geneve Compax in stainless steel with black gilt dial and extract from archives

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Lot Description

Model: Compax
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 22531
Year: 1942
Case N°: 878126
Caliber: UG 292
Movement N°: UG 292
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 46
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Accessories: Extract from archives

The foundation of Universal Genève dates back to 1894, in the Swiss city of Le Locle and during its long history of over a century it has been able to stand out for the great aesthetic and performative quality of its watches, for the great variety of models offered but above all for being one of the first brands to present wrist chronographs. Among the most known, the family of Tricompax, Bicompax and Compax certainly stands out, of which this lot is a magnificent representative.
One of the main rarities of this watch is represented by the black gilt dial and its fascinating rhadium Arabic numerals and hands both very aged well. The tachometer scale with base 1000 is still fresh such as the sunken subsidiary dials for continuous seconds, 30 minutes and hours. The case is a perfect example of excellent preservation given its still sharp edges and its square buttons of the chronograph almost untouched.

Accompanied by an Universal Geneve Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel in 1942.