Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 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

24 Universal Genève Attractive and Distinctive, Uni-Compax, Wristwatch in Steel With Black Dial, Reference 22223

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 11,700

Lot Description

Model: Uni-Compax
Reference: 22223
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 281
Case N°: 874 884
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In 1936 Universal presented the first Uni-Compax model characterized by a two-button movement that made it possible to stop and resume the measurement of an intermediate time, as well as the use of a 45-minute register. The first examples featured cases with snap-on cases and rectangular buttons, while a decade later models with waterproof cases and round buttons were produced. The Uni-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 black dial with two counters and large luminous Arabic numbers that spread beauty at every glance.