1934 Universal Genève Oversized Compur for 'Carabelli Milano'
One of the rarest example of the famous compur range.
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 particulary rare example was especially manufactured for the famous watchmaker Carabelli located in Milano, Italy and boasts an impressive oversized 38mm case. Universal Genève chronograps were usually much smaller at the time. 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 'Carabelli Milano'
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: 569xxx
- Year: 1934
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 34x40x10mm
- Caliber: In House UG 14, 1/2 Lignes
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition for its age. Oversized cases are very rare and this particular one is very well preserved, the silver dial with blued steel hands looks great. This is a fine vintage chronograph, elegant and scarce, with a presence on the wrist, perfect for everyday wear.