The Formula 1 driver Jochen Rindt was known for wearing a Heuer Autavia 2446, but his wife, the model Nina Rindt, had a pretty serious wrist game too. She was photographed on several occasions sporting a Universal Genève Compax with contrasting sub-registers, very useful for reading the lap-times of her husband. She actually had it fitted on a large leather cuff, and it looked amazing. Yet, on a “simple” strap this UG is is still just as striking, offering a nice 37mm case, and an extremely interesting black and white handset.
For its first watch-dedicated sale, the Swedish auction house Bukowskis presents a good example, with the correct Tachymeter bezel (the dot over ninety is there) and the correct crown adorning the large U logo. The panda dial looks nice and clean, and the hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands are characteristic of the reference 885103-03. The hand-wound chronograph movement is engraved 85, as this was Universal Genève denomination for the ubiquitous Valjoux 72.