1967 Universal Geneve Compax (Ref. 885103/02) "Nina Rindt"
There are many collectible vintage watches, but only a few references have been propelled to pop-culture status, receiving the namesake of a past icon that was known for wearing the specific timepiece. Paul Newman with the exotic dial Rolex Daytona, Eric Clapton with the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax moon phase, Steve McQueen with the Heuer Monaco, Nina Rindt with the white dial Universal Geneve Compax, and Joe Siffert with the white dial Heuer Autavia to name a few. These iconic people were looked at as the gold standard of “cool” for their achievements, taste, and style which transcended to the watch community as collectors began to notice the interesting timepieces they chose to daily drive.
Nina Rindt was a style icon in Europe and a well-known model. However, her most noticeable appearances were at the Formula One track where she was often seen timing her late Husband Jochen Rindt who was a famous F1 racer throughout the 60s. Jochen Rindt was also notably known for wearing a Heuer Autavia ref. 2446 and gifted Nina the Universal Geneve Compax ref. 885103/02 which would later become a wristwatch icon on its own.
The Nina Rindt ref. 885103/02 we’re offering features the classic high contrast white dial in absolutely flawless factory condition retaining all of its original hands, pushers, bezel, and crown in superb condition as well. Styled on a fitting black rally-style strap and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
|Dial||Matte White W/ Black Subs|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Rally Strap|
The stellar case is believed to remain unpolished showing strong factory lines with light honest signs of use. The black tachymetre "dot over 90" bezel is in exceptional condition with only minimal signs of light previous use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Universal Geneve signed crown. The case back shows normal swirling and the reference and serial number remain crisp and visible. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather rally strap.
The gorgeous matte white dial is absolutely flawless showing no imperfections. The black sub-dials are in similarly flawless condition and have achieved a deep chocolate brown coloration. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and have taken on a charming creamy yellow coloration and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original black hands and white rectangle sub-dial hands all remain original to the watch and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown