1930s Universal Cal.285 Rare "Compur" 35mm Chronograph Black multi-scale dial

Manufacturer Universal
Model Chronograph
Year of Manufacture 1930s
Reference no. ---
Product no. B-9718

"Manufactured in the mid-1930s, this is a rare "COMPUR" SS 35mm chronograph with the renowned Caliber 285, a masterpiece by Universal. It features a characteristic round-shaped case with a gentle, curved bezel, rarely seen in Universal watches of this era. The watch is equipped with the esteemed Caliber 285, which is representative of Universal's craftsmanship. The dial is a rare all-print black dial predating the gilt dial, and it bears the scarce slanted "COMPUR" inscription, introduced just after the transition from Universal Watch to Universal Genève.

The dial is intricately designed, incorporating a silver letter telemeter and snail tachymeter. Despite being non-waterproof, the watch exudes a sense of solidity and elegance with its round-shaped case. This extraordinary timepiece showcases a condensed and exquisite taste, making it highly valuable."

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Item details

Serial no. 608,***
Caliber 285
Movement no. ---
Movement type Manual winding
Material Enversteel
Case size 35mm
Case type Snap-back case (non-waterproof)
Dial Original
Type of Indices Print
Belt Non-original (lug width 18mm)
Evaluation case 93%
Evaluation dial 93%
Evaluation mov 93%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 5

Other details

Case: Minor scratches and age-related wear, but the watch is well-preserved, retaining its characteristic case shaping.

Dial: There is age and slight hand scuffing, but the dense and intricate print remains crisp and clear.

Movement: The winding and chrono functions are good, and the accuracy is around 30 seconds per day.