1941 Universal Geneve Oversized Compax - Ref. 12510
A Rare and Very Elegant Oversized Chronograph.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Compax is a quintessential chronograph from Universal Genève; with its balanced dial and well-proportioned case, this watch has maintained its timelessness flawlessly. This solid gold Compax illustrates the beauty of Universal Genève’s production in the 1940s, with it's original perfect black/gold glossy dial and matching gold 'leaf' hands. This particulary elegant example boasts an impressive oversized 38mm case,Universal Genève chronographs were usually much smaller at the time.
Launched in around 1935, the Universal Genève Compax range of chronographs featured for the first time in watchmaking history a movement with the second column wheel under the dial.
Universal Genève was founded in LeLocle, Switzerland in 1894 and was known as "Universal Watch". Since its inception, Universal Genève has produced watches with unusually high quality for their price point. Universal Genève was among the first brands to introduce a chronograph wristwatch. From 1935 onwards the Compax was the ultimate three-register chronograph from Universal Genève. The black glossy dial is one of the main highlights of this watch, as it neatly matches the tone of the 18k solid gold case. Additionally, the 38mm size, combined with its thinness, makes for a very modern and comfortable watch.
Today, the firm's vintage models are highly sought-after and desired for their elegant case and dial designs.
- Maker: Universal Geneve
- Model: Compax
- Reference: 12510
- Case N°: 811xxx
- Year: 1941
- Material: 18k Solid Yellow Gold
- Dimensions (WxHxT): 38x44x12,5mm
- Caliber: In House Universal 287
- Bracelet/Strap: Black Leather
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition for its age. Black dials are very rare and this particular one is like new, this chronograph looks absolutely great. This is a fine and rare vintage Universal Genève, elegant and dashing, with a nicepresence on the wrist, perfect for everyday or more formal wear.