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Universal Genève Compax Vintage “22522” Film Compax

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1940 | No original box | No original papers
$24,500
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Basic Info

Listing code JS3Z99
Brand Universal Genève
Model Compax
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1940 (Approximation)
Condition
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
Price $24,500
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel
Dial White

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather

Description

Produced by Universal in the 1940s, the Film Compax, a watch that has achieved almost legendary “unicorn” status amongst collectors and fans, features a chrongraph scale unlike any other – the filmometer. The black outer ring is calibrated for the number of feet of 35mm film used, which was considered the “professional” standard for motion pictures of the era. With the standard exposure rate of 24 frames per second, filming consumed 1.5 feet of film per second. So for example, while shooting a 30-second long scene, it would indicate 45 feet of 35mm film was used. The inner red ring indicates the number of feet of less costly 16mm film, which consumed 0.6 feet of film per second. This watch was produced in incredibly low quantities, and only a few have been known to survive/are known to the market.

This Film Compax is in nice vintage condition. The case appears unpolished, with original beveled edges, and no wear to the sides of the case whatsoever. The dial shows wear consistent with age, but is overall in great condition for its age.

Only a handful of these incredible watches have ever come to market, and gauging when the next will pop up is next to impossible.

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Professional dealer | On Chrono24 since 2015
Sunny Isles Beach, United States of America
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