UG “Evil Nina”
Universal Geneve simply called this black dialed watch the “Compax” chronograph. With its contrasting black dial, it had a more limited production run increasing its rarity along the way. It gained the nickname “Evil Nina” because it’s the black counterpart of the off-white “Nina Rindt” Compax watch we are offering here.
Powered by the legendary Valjoux 72 hand-wound chronograph movement, the Compax is a fantastic example of 1960’s design; large thick metallic hour and minute hands, sleek sub-register hands standing out in contrast to the white subs (also, you may note a blue’d steel color on those sub hands depending on the light) and a bright red chronograph sweeping hand, again, contrasting with the black matte dial. The white printed baton indices with Tritium at the ends, give the watch a spark of aging these days. This particular example remains in all original condition, with an applied “U” logo on the dial as well on the original plexiglass crystal. The twisted lug case remains unpolished, but is showing traces of wear, especially on the left side, but if you like we can get this completely removed. However, since we’re dealing with a highly collectible and rare watch, we will leave this decision up to a potential new owner. This UG “Evil Nina” is worn on an extremely rare, fully stretch (each link is fixed with small springs) G&F bracelet with “U” signed folding clasp. Also good to know – The case-back still clearly shows both serial and reference numbers present.
The dial is flawless with no spots or scratches. It presents original patina in a lovely custard color and this UG “Evil Nina” Compax still has the original DON bezel which remains in worn but fair condition. The famed Valjoux 72 movement was fully checked and the entire watch and its complication is running accordingly. She will be sold with our 24 month warranty.
case number: 235XXXX
year of production: 1963
case diameter: 36mm
movement: manual wind, Valjoux cal. 72
box and papers: including original UG box