Watchmaking in the 40s was really focused on brevets, since the brands wanted to beat the competitors by introducing technical novelties that would help users in their daily life.
The Aero-Compax has been certainly one of the most surprising brevets achieved, consisting in the addiction of a sub-dial that registers an important time for the user.
It was regulated through an additional crown put on the left profile of the case.
The production started in 1940, although the brevet was only registered in 1944.
What we have for sale definitely makes justice to the model's importance, coming with a very rare black dial and all the correct graphical features.
Movement-wise the Aero-Compax housed various in-house calibres with the most-common being the 287, while our watch do encases a rare cal.285 with gilt finishings.
The peculiar case shows sharp edges and together with the pump pushers and the black dial makes this specimen the rarest configuration you can find on a Areo-Compax.
Case: 38mm stainless steel Movement: Manual, cal. 285 Reference: 22432 Year: ca. 1940
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