A solid 18k rose gold Universal Geneve Dato Compax chronograph, Switzerland, 1945.
"The first vintage chronograph with date stamp".
Case in 35mm excluding the crown (37,5mm with crown) with no hits or marks, with bevels still vivid!
Original, patinated of course, glazed yellow gold dial, with four odd straight bar indexes and four even applied ones with small balls, made of pink gold. Black graphics with outer tachymetric scale based on 1000.
Original rose gold hour and minute hands.
Original signed crown and pushers. Plating under one of the pushers has peeled off (see pictures).
Gilded plate calibre 285 just serviced (September 2020), runs with a very high amplitude, keeping very accurate time (325°, +1s/day)
Chronograph starts, stops and resets perfectly.
Finding an all original 40s Universal Geneve chronograph and especially a Dato Compax is a real challenge nowdays. You may see a lot of offerings but the details make the difference and in particular incorrect, fixed, or missing parts that are near impossible to spot. This is an all original calibre 285 Universal Geneve Dato, just serviced and ready to have his place in a collector's safe or wrist.
The watch comes with a brand new high quality Italian leather strap, and inside a two pocket Spoilt leather roll.
One year warranty on the movement from the date of the invoice is provided, as with all of my watches.