UNIVERSAL GENEVA | NINA RINDT A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1967" | Nina Rindt 精鋼計時腕錶，約1967年製"
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1967
Calibre: cal. Val. 72 and Universal Geneva 85 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, snap on case back
Closure: black unsigned calf strap and stainless steel Universal buckle
Size: 36 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is attractive overall with some very light spotting around 4 o'clock and light oxidation mark. The lumes react under UV. The case is in nice and original condition with only very minor polishing and light surface wear, all surface wear can be seen with the naked eye. The case with nice lines and facets. The insert with only light wear but in good overall condition. The numbers on the case back can still be read with a loupe. The case back with light surface wear throughout and very minor signs of opening. The buckle with light surface wear.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
This Universal Geneva Compax chronograph is in extremely well preserved condition. It is referred to by collectors as the 'Nina Rindt' as it was famously worn by the model through the 1960s to 1970s. Nina was the wife of racecar driver Jochen Rindt.
The watch is very reminiscent of chronographs found during this time, like the Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Daytona and the watch is powered by the legendary Valjoux 72 movement, again, like the Rolex Daytona.