Universal Geneve Compax "Blue Exotic Nina"

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SKU AS01212
SKU AS01212

Why We Love it

We’ve been many a place and seen many an astounding thing over the years, but the recent incredible surge in popularity and value of the Universal Genève Compax chronographs has blown us away. Seemingly out of nowhere, these gorgeous chronographs have begun to receive the attention that they have deserved all along, and we at analog/shift have been extremely lucky and proud to serve as the best source for enthusiasts looking to add one of these rare and fine watches to their collection.

While these Compaxes were once dismissed by all but a small group of hardcore UG fans as a budget alternative to the Rolex Daytona (the case size, style and movement are extremely similar), UGs have really come into their own lately, and they have developed a rabid following that is completely independent of their Rolex analogs. Collectors now recognize how special and rare these watches are, and with one UG for approximately every 100 "Paul Newman" Daytonas, finding one is no easy feat (despite having become somewhat of an analog/shift specialty).

This particular example, a Reference 885108, is a colorful cousin to the popular "Nina Rindt" and "Evil Nina" models blowing up in the collector market. Commonly referred to as the "Blue Exotic Nina," the Reference 885108 is even less common than its Panda-dialed family, with fewer than a half-dozen examples known to us (and trust us, we've looked!).

Making the whole thing even sweeter is the incredible condition of this particular "Blue Exotic" Compax, with a case that is untouched and unpolished, a flawless dial and original hands with light even patina to the luminescent elements and a clean, unblemished bezel. The original factory sticker is even in place on the case back! Seemingly unworn, the condition of this piece is truly breathtaking, and it even comes with its original signed bracelet by JB Champion, Guarantee Certificate (blank), and a hangtag, making it a museum-quality example if there ever was one. Packaged in a 36mm case with twisted lugs and an amazingly colorful design, the watch just oozes cool and is a joy to wear - we wouldn’t change a thing about it!

The Compax is powered by the Valjoux 72 manually-wound chronograph movement, which is a legend in its own right, renowned for its robust and accurate performance. The same movement that is found in the Rolex Daytona (and many of the time period’s best chronographs), the tri-compax subsidiary register configuration features a running seconds hand, 12-hour and 30-minute counter, all topped off with a central sweep seconds hand.

As you probably already know, this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on one of the most unusual, colorful, and downright incredible timepieces from the golden age of sport chronographs.

We’re sure this one will go fast, so contact us at info@analogshift.com for more information.

To learn more about the Nina Rindt Compax and Universal Geneve, visit our friends at Hodinkee HERE.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Universal Geneve Compax

Universal Geneve Compax "Blue Exotic Nina"

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Universal Geneve Compax

Why We Love it

We’ve been many a place and seen many an astounding thing over the years, but the recent incredible surge in popularity and value of the Universal Genève Compax chronographs has blown us away. Seemingly out of nowhere, these gorgeous chronographs have begun to receive the attention that they have deserved all along, and we at analog/shift have been extremely lucky and proud to serve as the best source for enthusiasts looking to add one of these rare and fine watches to their collection.

While these Compaxes were once dismissed by all but a small group of hardcore UG fans as a budget alternative to the Rolex Daytona (the case size, style and movement are extremely similar), UGs have really come into their own lately, and they have developed a rabid following that is completely independent of their Rolex analogs. Collectors now recognize how special and rare these watches are, and with one UG for approximately every 100 "Paul Newman" Daytonas, finding one is no easy feat (despite having become somewhat of an analog/shift specialty).

This particular example, a Reference 885108, is a colorful cousin to the popular "Nina Rindt" and "Evil Nina" models blowing up in the collector market. Commonly referred to as the "Blue Exotic Nina," the Reference 885108 is even less common than its Panda-dialed family, with fewer than a half-dozen examples known to us (and trust us, we've looked!).

Making the whole thing even sweeter is the incredible condition of this particular "Blue Exotic" Compax, with a case that is untouched and unpolished, a flawless dial and original hands with light even patina to the luminescent elements and a clean, unblemished bezel. The original factory sticker is even in place on the case back! Seemingly unworn, the condition of this piece is truly breathtaking, and it even comes with its original signed bracelet by JB Champion, Guarantee Certificate (blank), and a hangtag, making it a museum-quality example if there ever was one. Packaged in a 36mm case with twisted lugs and an amazingly colorful design, the watch just oozes cool and is a joy to wear - we wouldn’t change a thing about it!

The Compax is powered by the Valjoux 72 manually-wound chronograph movement, which is a legend in its own right, renowned for its robust and accurate performance. The same movement that is found in the Rolex Daytona (and many of the time period’s best chronographs), the tri-compax subsidiary register configuration features a running seconds hand, 12-hour and 30-minute counter, all topped off with a central sweep seconds hand.

As you probably already know, this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on one of the most unusual, colorful, and downright incredible timepieces from the golden age of sport chronographs.

We’re sure this one will go fast, so contact us at info@analogshift.com for more information.

To learn more about the Nina Rindt Compax and Universal Geneve, visit our friends at Hodinkee HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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