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UNIVERSAL GENEVE, COMPAX "NINA RINDT," REF. 885.103-02

Estimate : USD 25,000 - 35,000
Description

UNIVERSAL GENEVE
COMPAX "NINA RINDT," REF. 885.103-02

CIRCA: 1964
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER: 36mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with associated buckle
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Time and chronograph
CALIBER: Valjoux 72 / Universal Genève 130
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1964

Lot Notes

From a private collection

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

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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You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

Eric's Pick
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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