1945 Universal Geneve Oversized Tri-Compax - Ref. 12552
An extremely well preserved 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 1945 is not exceptionnal by the fact that it was manufactured in the first year of the Tri-Compax production, but especially because of it's striking oversized 37mm untouched gold case.
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 offers all the features a collector would dream of; A classic and oversized version made out of solid yellow gold, the original 'gold indexes' dial and an overall great condition for a 75 years old timepiece.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Tri-Compax
- Reference: 12552
- Case N°: 1129xxx
- Year: 1945
- Material: Solid 18k Yellow Gold
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 37x44,5x11,5mm
- Caliber: In House UG 287
- Bracelet/Strap: Black aligator leather
- Lug width: 17mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition for its age. The 18k solid yellow gold is extremely well preserved, and the even silver/white original dial is stunning. This is a great vintage triple-quantième chronograph, elegant and and highly collectible. A nice presence on the wrist, perfect for every day wear.