1942 Universal Geneve Oversized Compur - Ref. 12482
One of the most desirable and stunning compur.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Compur is a quintessential chronograph from Universal Genève; with its balanced dial and well-proportioned case, this watch has maintained its timelessness flawlessly. This particular model boasts an extra large unrepolished 38mm case, rare size for the era and still striking today, Trademaked in 1937, the Universal Genève Compur range of chronographs featured for the first time in watchmaking history a movement with the second column wheel under the dial, the famous Compur were replaced in the early 1940 by the Uni-Compax.
Universal Genève has been on the up and up over the past few years and it's easy to see why. The Compur was lauched in 1937 and quickly became a hit. The Swiss manufacture consistently produced beautiful tool watches such as this Compur with two subsidiary dials and applied gold indexes. This example feature a perfect balance of elegance and sporty look.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Compur 18k Yellow Gold
- Reference: 12482
- Case N°: 100xxxx
- Year: 1942
- Material: Solid 18k Yellow Gold
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 38x42x10mm
- Caliber: In House UG 285
- Bracelet/Strap: Brown aligatorleather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition for its age. The 18k solid gold case is very well preserved, and the even very slightly patinated white dial is stunning. This is a great vintage chronograph, elegant and sporty with its round pushers and "sword" hands. A nice presence on the wrist, perfect for everyday wear.