Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu
14 January 2019 | Monaco | Lot 15
Universal Watch Big Pilot in 900 Swiss Silver, oversized 43 mm case, enamel white dial and coaxial push in the crown
Estimate € 2,500 – 4,500
Model: Big Pilot
Material: 900 Swiss Silver
Year: Circa 1920s
Case N°: 95243
Caliber: 15, 1/4 Lines - manual
Bracelet: Leather old vintage bund strap
Dimensions: 43 mm
Universal Genève was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1894 and was originally known as “Universal Watch”. Since its inception, Universal Genève has produced watches with unusually high quality for their price point. Universal was amongst the first brands to introduce a chronograph wristwatch. The present lot is an extremely rare example of the 1920s Big Pilot wrist chronograph. The 43 mm case is made of Swiss 900 silver, polished in three parts with hinged back, large onion-shaped winding crown with single coaxial push-piece and fixed lugs handles. The white enamel dial, with black Breguet numerals excluded the 12 o’clock in red color, have two tachometric scales. The present chronograph manufactured over 90 years ago, it is in really nice conditions and represents a very rare opportunity to own a vintage historic big chronograph.
Montre Universal, en argent suisse 900, modèle « Big Pilot », boitier 43 mm, mouvement chronographe avec poussoir sur le remontoir. Cet exemplaire en très bon état, fabriqué il y a environ 90 ans, représente une opportunité très rare de posséder un grand chronographe historique.