Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 457


HKD 60,000 - 100,000

EUR 7,300 - 12,100 / CHF 7,600 - 12,700 / USD 7,700 - 12,800

Sold: HKD 75,000

A fine and rare, manual winding stainless steel military marina wristwatch with chronograph and screwed case back.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Zenith

Model Cp-2 A Cairelli Marina Militare

Year circa 1960

Case No. 202137

Diameter Ø 43 mm.

Caliber 146DP

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories A. Cairelli Roma box


Successor to the CP-1 supplied to the Italian military by BREITLING/LEONIDAS, the ZENITH CP-2 (CP standing for Cronometro da Polsa ie wrist chronometer) was produced, according to scholars, in approximately 2500 pieces. While some where assigned to the military (those bear the inscriptions ‘MM’ for Marina Militare, ‘EI’ for Escercito Italiano or ‘PS’ for Pubblica Sicurezza) such as this example, followed by a military assignment number; the rest were never assigned and sold to the general public. Coming in at an impressive 43 mm., this military assigned example has remained in very good condition, displaying a highly attractive faded bezel, and a near perfect dial that will appeal to all collectors of fine military timepieces.