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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 74

ZENITH, CP-2, CAIRELLI, MARINA MILITARE

A fine, rare, manual wind, stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Zenith

Model CP-2

Year Circa 1960

Calibre  146DP

Case No. 202137

Bracelet Stainless steel FixoFlex bracelet

Diameter 43 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 12,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 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.