69
69
Universal Genève
REF 39901  RETAILED BY A. CAIRELLI: A PLATED OVERSIZED 30 SECOND WRIST CHRONOGRAPH WITH COUNTDOWN CIRCA 1940
Estimate
6,0008,000
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69
Universal Genève
REF 39901  RETAILED BY A. CAIRELLI: A PLATED OVERSIZED 30 SECOND WRIST CHRONOGRAPH WITH COUNTDOWN CIRCA 1940
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Universal Genève
REF 39901  RETAILED BY A. CAIRELLI: A PLATED OVERSIZED 30 SECOND WRIST CHRONOGRAPH WITH COUNTDOWN CIRCA 1940
Dial: black
Caliber: cal. 19 gilt manual winding jeweled movement 
Case: chrome plated base metal, snap on hinged case back
Case number: 740609
Dimensions: 52 mm diameter 
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Catalogue Note

The present lot is a well preserved example of a timer used for bombing missions by the Italian Air Forces and retailed out of the famous A. Cairelli stores in Rome. The scale measures distance in hectometers to allow the bombardier to set the rotatable bezel's arrow to the distance to the target for the countdown function. The 30-second chronograph can then be used to accurately to determine when an explosive would hit the intended target.

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