Lot 463
  • 463

ZENITH | COMPAX, REF 125 03 YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHCIRCA 1950

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 CHF
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Description

  • Zenith
  • COMPAX, REF 125 03 YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHCIRCA 1950
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 156 manual winding, 17 jewels Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on backCase number: 739'941Dimensions: 36.5 mm Signed: case, dial and movementAccessories: presentation case

Catalogue Note

The present yellow gold Zenith Compax chronograph is a fantastic example of the 1950s design and technology. Its initial sporty appearance is rendered by the sharp and faceted large case, manufactured by Henri Jeanneret in Peseux (maker's make number 166). The oversized chronograph counters on an uncluttered and legible dial are similar to those fitted by Universal Genève during the same period. The high-grade calibre 156H was coincidentally manufactured by Universal Genève / Martel, and is more collectible than its bicompax movement counterpart.
This wonderfully preserved and rare chronograph is offered with its original presentation case, making this lot a very compelling opportunity for any chronograph enthusiast interested in what many collectors refer to as 'The Golden Age' of chronograph manufacturing.

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