A rare stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Universal
    Year: 1941
    Case No: 804800 and 22409
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 386
    Bracelet/Strap: Khaki Nato strap
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This rare chronograph wristwatch was made for German military in World War II with military engravings to the case back.

  • Maker Bio

    Universal

    Swiss • 1894

    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 among the first brands to introduce a chronograph wristwatch.


    Today, the firm's vintage models are highly sought-after and desired for their oversized cases and interesting dial designs. Key models include a variety of "Compax" models such as the "Nina Rindt" or "Evil Nina," the Uni-Compax, the Space-Compax, the Aero-Compax and the Film-Compax.

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Universal

A rare stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch

Universal,罕有,不銹鋼軍用腕錶,配計時功能,1941年製

1941
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 

sold for HK$118,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Two

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016