• Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285
  • Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951<br>18k Solid gold – Caliber 285

Universal Geneve Uni Compax - Vintage –Chronograph – 1951 – 18k Solid gold – Caliber 285

Brand:Universal
Model:Uni Compax
Year:After 1960’s
Material:18K solid gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:37mm
Size - length including lugs:44mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$3,900

Beautiful 18K solid gold Tissot chronograph from the 1960’s with manual wind movement

This beautiful Universal Uni Compax in 18k solid gold comes with a round dial with a creamy patina color. Just gorgeous. There are gold batons for every five minutes and two Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock. The watch comes with two sub dials, minutes at 3 o’clock and seconds at 9 o’clock. The watch has gold Dauphine hands. Outside the back case you have the number “1551372” (1951) and “124103” and inside the back case, you have engraved Universal Geneve and all the marks for 18K solid gold, .750 and the hammer 128. It is a manual winding movement with caliber 285 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a brown crocodile band.

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 movement with Caliber 285 beating at a rate of 18,000A/h. It is constructed with 17 jewels.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 37mm
Length including lugs: 44mm

Price: $3,900