CASE NUMBER: 1244249
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 36.5 mm in diameter
DIAL: Silver with gold Arabic hour markers, three chronograph subregisters, aperture near the "10" hour marker for the day and near the "2" hour marker for the month, date subregister near the "12" hour marker with internal moonphase indication
BRACELET MATERIAL: Brown lizard strap
BRACELET SIZE: 7 to 8-3/8 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time, day, date, month, chronograph, moonphase indication
The Universal Geneve Tri-Compax is a sought-after reference by collectors. "Tri-Compax" refers to three complications: Chronograph, triple date, and moonphase indications. Universal Geneve was the first watch manufacturer to develop a chronograph with two pushers; the movement of the Tri-Compax being developed entirely in-house. The present example is stunning with a beautifully preserved dial and case. A treasure for the discerning collector.
Dial in very good condition with minor spotting from age. Hands in excellent condition. Case with signs of polishing though hallmarks still visible and reference and case numbers very sharp on caseback. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in very nice vintage condition.
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