• Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287
  • Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287

Vintage Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287

Brand:Universal
Model:Tri Compax
Year:Late 1940’s
Material:18k solid yellow gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:36mm
Size - length including lugs:44mm
Condition:Very good
Price:Sold

Vintage Universal Geneve Tri Compax with full calendar - Chronograph – Late 1940’s – 18k gold – Caliber 287

This beautiful Universal Tri Compax has a lot to offer. The round grey dial has a full calendar, day and month in Portuguese, date of the month in a sub dial at 12 o’clock with moon phase and 3 other sub dials with minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and seconds at 9 o’clock. On the edge of the dial, you have a second dial for the chronograph and a tachymeter scaled up to 1000. The hands have a “Feuille” style. It is an 18k yellow gold back case with engraved inside “Universal Geneve – Swiss – 18k – 0.750”. Engraved on the outside case the numbers 1333056 -12551. The watch has a mechanical movement with caliber Universal 287. The watch comes with a brown alligator strap and 18k solid yellow gold buckle.

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 chronograph movement with Caliber 287 beating at a rate of 18,000A/h. It is constructed with 17 jewels.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 44mm

Price: Sold