1957 Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 'Silver Linen' Full Set - Ref. 22297 3
An extremely rare and spectacular Tri-Compax.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Universal Genève Tri-Compax is one of the most desirable and most collectible watch on the vintage market. This version, from 1957 is exceptionnal not only by the fact that it has a beautiful silver 'Linen' pristine original dial, but especially because it features the extremely rare small round push-buttons, as stated by the famous expert Oswaldo Patrizzi in the Antiquorum catalogue. Another scarce characteristic: This chronograph comes with it's original papers and box, a collectors dream !
The Universal Genève Tri-Compax is a reference in design and elegance since the early 1940', the perfectly balanced dial has been an example since then. The Tri-Compax was officially lauched in Basel in 1944 and there are dozens of versions of it. They have become more and more avidly sought by collectors over the past few years and it's easy to see why. This example shows off all the elements that have made the Tri-Compax a modern classic, including the beautifully composed dial. The shape of the hands is highly characteristic of Universal Genève, and there’s just enough color in the red tip of the date hand, to give the watch some subtle but unmistakable zip. A great example of a classic complicated watch in very hard-to-find condition, this is not one you want to miss.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Tri-Compax 'Silver Linen'
- Reference: 22297 3
- Case N°: 18966xx
- Year: 1957
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 34,5x42x14mm
- Caliber: In House UG 281
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 19mm
- Box/Papers: Box & Papers
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in great condition with a pristine original dial and a full set of indexes with complete lume, the hands and unrepolished case are also in great condition. This is a great extremely rare triple-quantième chronograph, elegant, sporty and and highly collectible. A nice presence on the wrist, perfect for every situation.