Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 45

Universal for A. Cairelli
Military airplane cockpit-watch, chronograph, minute counter; bakelite and oxidized metal

EUR 1,800 - 3,600

USD 2,200 - 4,300 / HKD 16,600 - 33,200

Bakelite and oxidized metal, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, military airplane cockpit-watch with black dial, subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• 1/5 chronograph (activated by the single round-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 5 o’clock)
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Universal, Geneva

Model made for A. Cairelli, Roma (Italy)

Year circa 1950

Case No. 1 710

Diameter 79.8 mm. (bezel)

Dimensions 38.5 x 71.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of
temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU