1951 Universal Geneve Oversized 38mm Climate-Proof Pink Gold + Papers - Ref. 124113
A very rare, large and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with its original papers.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The “Climate-proof” system was developed by Universal in the aim of creating a watch resisting to different weather conditions. The case construction consists of water-resistant-type round chronograph pusher and a metal dust cap underneath the snap on back made of a special alloy to withstand weather changes.With its large 37.5 mm. diameter and the attractive multi-scale dial, it is a very attractive, wearable and collectible example of Universal's mid-century production.
Another pink gold example of the "Climate-proof" Compax ref. 123113 model is prominently illustrated and described in Universal Watch Genève by Pietro Giuliano Sala, p. 278.
This chronograph, from 1951 is exceptionnal not only by the fact that it is in extremely well preserved condition, but especially because it still has the original papers, a collectors dream !
1894 The origins
Talented watch makers Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret, found a company specializing in making complicated watches. Foreign trade develops rapidly and products are enthusiastically received.
1897 Early successes
Descombes dies and Perret associates with Louis Edouard Berthoud in making complete pocket-watches. In 1898 they present a chronograph with 30-counter, the Universal Watch Extra, and subsequently release their first wristwom chronograph in 1917.
1934 A legend in the making
The company is renamed Universal Watch, relocates to Geneva and enjoys impressive and international growth. A succession of elegant and complicated models — the Compax, Aero-Compax and Tri-Compax (1930-40), Polerouter (1954) and Microtor UG66 (1966) — leave and indelible imprint on their area.
1960’s A brand on the move
In keeping with its taste for innovation, Universal Genève launches the world’s thinnest quartz calibre in 1975. During the 1980s and 90s, the brand enjoys an impressive international reputation and its represented in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Italy.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Climate-Proof
- Reference: 124113
- Case N°: 1549xxx
- Year: 1951
- Material: Solid 18K Pink Gold
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 37,5x45x14mm
- Caliber: In House UG 285
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather with original pinbuckle
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: Original Universal Genève Guarantee
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in great condition with a very well preserved original dial , the pink gold hands and unrepolished case are also in superb condition. There is no sign of corrosion on the movement, the double dust cover case is present, just like the original pink gold plated buckle.
This is a great and extremely rare chronograph, elegant, sporty and and highly collectible, especially with its original guarantee.
A nice presence on the wrist with its 38mm case, perfect for every situation.