Universal Genève Tri-Compax Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph | 222100/2 | steel

Regular price £11,950
This vintage stainless steel Universal Genève Tri-Compax Ref. 222100 is in excellent condition, and comes as in its box. It is from circa 1959 and was retailed by Harnos S.A. in Mexico.

The Tri-Compax comes in many variations, both in case shape and dial style, with this one being a later variant, featuring a distinctive Bombay-style case, with downturned twisted lugs. Sized at 36mm and 13mm thick, it has a nice modern presence on the wrist, complemented by the round pump pushers.

The unrestored silver metallic linen face has vertical brushing, creating a nice texture and depth to the dial, and contrasting with the concentric patterned recessed subdials. All hands are original, including the distinctive red subdial hand at twelve o’clock, that denotes the date. It has a tachymeter on the outer track of the dial, taking up a large space, and giving the otherwise busy dial some much-needed balance. It is understandable why Tri-Compaxes are beloved by collectors; the subdials have fantastic proportionality, plus there is the vintage charm of the aesthetic.

Powered by the in-house Cal. 281, it features a triple calendar, chronograph and moonphase. The name ‘Tri-Compax’ stems from this, denoting that the watch has three complications. These complications can be set through the small pushers, found on the left side of the case.

This watch comes on a period stainless steel bracelet. It is very rare to find a Tri-Compax as a full set, and to find one such as this example is really a collector’s dream.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Universal Genève
Model: Tri-Compax Chrongraph - Ref. 222100/2
Movement: mechanical manual-winding - Calibre 281
Functions: Moonphase, Month, Day, Date, Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds
Features: tachymeter, blue hands, unrestored dial,
Case: 36 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: stainless steel period bracelet
Year: late 1959
Box & papers: original box and retail papers
This vintage stainless steel Universal Genève Tri-Compax Ref. 222100 comes in its original box and on its period stainless steel bracelet. It is from circa 1959 and was retailed by Harnos S.A. in Mexico. The watch is in excellent condition, albeit some wear to the 'Genève' inscription where the hour hand sweeps across it.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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