• Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold

Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold - Price: $4,500

Brand:Universal Geneve
Model:Uni Compax
Year:1950's
Material:Rose Gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:35mm
Size - length including lugs:44mm
Condition:Very Good
Price:Sold

Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage Chronograph – 1950’s – Rose Gold

This beautiful Universal Uni Compax with “French Boitier” in rose gold is a manual winding caliber 285 with a beige ostrich strap. It comes with two register chronograph, original dial is mint and very bold color measurement scales, original hands have patina, case is very sharp, small seconds at 9 o'clock, minute register at 3 o'clock, diameter: 35mm, thickness: 13.2mm, Excellent Condition.

There is solid pink gold back case with the numbers 1963707/124121. It has rectangular chronograph pushbuttons. The original dial is cream with applied Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o'clock, and applied dart hour indices in rose gold. There is a blue outer Telemeter scale to 5.5 miles, and around the perimeter is a blue tachymeter graduated to 220. The 13.2mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

History

Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret founded Universal Geneve in 1894. Their aim was to create complicated timepieces with movements manufactured in-house, something rather rare for the time. In 1917 Universal Geneve introduced the world's first wrist worn chronograph, which led to Universal's chronograph era. Throughout the 30's and 50's Universal manufactured some of the most iconic timepieces in the world. The introduction of the Compax, Aero-Compax, Tri-Compax, Polerouter and Microtor revolutionized the Swiss watch industry, garnering admirers in Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. Universal was the first maker of a wristwatch with two chronograph pushers. In 1986 Montres Universal SA came under the wing of the Stelex Group.

Technical details

This Universal Geneve has a mechanical manual winding (Caliber 285) beating at a rate of 18,000A/h. It is constructed with 17 jewels. It is a pristine vintage chronograph in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. The watch has an excellent counter-balance, giving just the right hint of elegance to this otherwise sporty watch.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Weigh: 47.30 grams

Price: Sold