Universal Genève Tri-Compax Triple Calendar Chronograph | 22261- Cal. 481 | steel and rose gold

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Brand: Universal Genève
Model: Tri-Compax Triple Calendar Chronograph - 22261
Year: circa 1942
Case size: 34 mm
Case material: steel and rose gold
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet material: brown alligator
This rare, 17-jewel manual-winding steel and rose gold Universal Genève Tri-Compax Triple Calendar Chronograph (22261) watch is in fantastic condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. This watch has been serviced to the highest possible standards by the UK's leading watch restoration service, SHWR.

It is from circa 1942, has 18-carat rose gold lapidated lugs and the Enversteel case has square chronograph pushers and "U" embossed on the crown. The left side of the case features three pushers for changing the month, moon-phase and date functions.

The silver dial has vintage patina, painted Arabic numerals and applied tear-shaped gold index markers with 'UNIVERSAL GENÈVE', 'TRI-COMPAX' and 'SWISS' equally referenced. Gold Feuille hands mark the hours and the minutes, while the sub-dials and the chronograph movement has blue steel batons. This complex watch has a 30-minute register at 3 o'clock, a 12-hour register at 6 o'clock and the sub-seconds register at 9 o'clock. At 12 o'clock it has an aperture for the moon-phase with another sub-dial with red stick hands to show the date. On the left and right sides, apertures reveal the day (french) and the month(french) respectively. The tachymeter graduation completes this truly stunning watch dial.

This vintage watch carries the in-house Calibre 481, beating 18,000 A/h, at its heart. The complicated movement has straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance and a Breguet balance spring. It comes on a brown alligator strap with a yellow-gold tang buckle. As a vintage watch, we cannot warranty its current water resistance.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Movement: manual-winding
Functions: Month, Moonphase, Date, Weekday, Chronograph, Tachymeter, Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Water resistance: N/A
Paperwork: none
Availability: now
Warranty: 12 month limited
Delivery: next day

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