1943 Universal Geneve Tri-Compax - Ref. 22261
An extremely rare and spectacular early 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 1943 is not exceptionnal by the fact that it was manufactured in the first months of the Tri-Compax production, but especially because of it's striking case combining solid 18k red gold and stainless steel.
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; An extremely rare version made out of solid red gold and steel with long correctors pushers, the original and very particular 'drop indexes' dial and an overall great condition for a 75 years old timepiece.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Tri-Compax
- Reference: 22261
- Case N°: 947xxx
- Year: 1943
- Material: Solid 18k Red Gold & Stainless Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 34,5x44,5x11,5mm
- Caliber: In House UG 481
- Bracelet/Strap: Black aligatorleather
- Lug width: 17mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition for its age. The 18k solid gold & steel case is 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 due to the large lugs and the protruding pushers, perfect for every situation.