Universal Genève Tri-Compax | 222100 | steel

Ref. 222100

Regular price

 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 a vertical brushing, creating a nice texture and depth to the dial, and contrasting with the concentric patterned recessed sub-dials. All hands are original, including the distinctive red subdial hand at twelve o’clock, that denotes the date. It has a blue 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 so loved; the sub-dials 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 with a blue lizard strap and a stainless steel tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Universal Genève
Model: Tri-Compax Chrongraph - Ref. 222100
Movement: manual-winding - Calibre 281 column-wheel chronograph
Functions: moonphase, month, day, date, chronograph, tachymeter, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: blue hands, unrestored dial
Case: 36 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: navy blue lizard strap
Year: early 1960s
Box & papers: N/A
This vintage stainless steel Universal Genève Tri-Compax Ref. 222100 is in excellent condition.

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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If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

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