UNIVERSAL GENEVE, COMPAX "NINA RINDT," REF. 885.103-02
COMPAX "NINA RINDT," REF. 885.103-02
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER: 36mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with associated buckle
FUNCTIONS: Time and chronograph
CALIBER: Valjoux 72 / Universal Genève 130
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1964
From a private collection
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The case is in good condition with scratches. Both sides of the case have nicks along the edge. The dial and hands appear to be original and have developed patina. The lume in the hour hand is cracked. The bezel has scratches throughout. The crown appears to be an unsigned replacement. The crystal appears to be original as it has “U” in a shield etched in the center. The chronograph function operates sporadically and we recommend a full service. Otherwise the watch sets and is working at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
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This Universal Geneve Compax is known as the “Nina Rindt” because it was worn by the wife of the famous Formula One driver Jochen Rindt. Nina was seen and photographed numerous times wearing this style of Universal Geneve Compax. This Compax has a “panda” dial (meaning it has white base with black registers) that is reminiscent of the panda version of the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona. In addition, it features twisted lugs, round pushers, a black aluminum bezel with a “dot over 90” in the tachymeter (a similar “dot over 90” configuration is found on vintage OMEGA Speedmaster bezels), and the legendary Valjoux 72 movement (marked as the Universal Geneva caliber 130), which was also found in the early Rolex Daytonas. The “Nina Rindt” Compax has significantly risen in value and interest the last two years. This is a rare opportunity to purchase what has become an iconic vintage chronograph.
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