Lot 137
  • 137

Universal Genève

15,000 - 30,000 CHF
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  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36 mm
• cal. 72 manual winding level movement, 17 jewels • bi-colour silvered and black dial, applied baton indexes with luminescent dots, luminescent hands, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions • stainless steel polished case, black bezel calibrated for 500 units, two pushers to the band, screw-down back • case, dial and movement signed  


Please note that the movement has not been checked for timekeeping accuracy and Sotheby's will not be held responsible for any repairs should they be require. Movement working at the time of cataloguing and chronograph functioning and would benefit from a service. Dial and hands no longer glowing, some marks and scuff to the centre of the dial, at 3 and 7. Crown signed. Case with the usual scuffs and scratches throughout due to age and use, some more important to the back, polished as expected with a vintage piece. Very attractive piece
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

This watch was named after the wife of the racing driver Jochen Rindt who used to wear it.

With its panda dial, black bezel and a movement based on the Valjoux 72, this watch has many strong common points with the celebrated Rolex Daytona and is considered by collectors amongst the best vintage sport chronographs.

The present watch is from the first series distinguished by the applied logo at 12 and tapered hands.

The second series has a painted logo in a rectangle and larger hands.