UNIVERSAL. A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH 24-HOUR WRISTWATCH WITH 16-MINUTE REGISTER, MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVY

Lot №: 64742
Estimate: $103,188 - 154,782
27 May 2019
Sold price
$177,354
Hong Kong

Description

UNIVERSAL. A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH 24-HOUR WRISTWATCH WITH 16-MINUTE REGISTER, MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVYSIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY A. CAIRELLI, ROME, MILITARY RATTRAPANTE “MARINA MILITARE” MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. UG 285, CASE NO. 22'560 AND 36, MARINA MILITARE 200021, CIRCA 1950Movement: cal. 676 (UG 285, derived from Valjoux 55), manual, 17 jewels, signed Dial: white with dot and Arabic 24 hour numerals, signed by the maker and retailerCase: Snap on back engraved “AMI Cronometro per Navigaz. Astronom. Tipo HA-1. N. Categ. 19620 MM. 200021”, start/stop and reset chronograph button in the crown, split seconds button in the band, 44.5 mm. diam., signed With: A copy of Universal Extract from the Archives confirming present watch was manufactured in 1950's and on the dial there is the writing "A. Cairelli" which was the official supplier of watches for the Italian Ministry of Defence.