1960s Universal Geneve 222100 Tri-Compax Moonphase Chronograph

Launched in 1944 to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Tri-Compax is one of the most coveted models made by Universal Genève. This chronograph with triple date and moonphase display is a true hit and is still considered as one of the best of its time.

Aesthetically, this timepiece is simply sublime, with an elegant brushed silver dial and four counters. It features a unique design with a triple moon phase calendar at 12 o’clock, accompanied by a day window on the left and a month window on the right and its 3 chronograph counters for hours, minutes and seconds. The hands also play an important role in this balance, whether it be the dauphine hands or the small hands of the counters and the purple calendar. This is the tachymeter-free dial version, the rarest for the reference.

Mechanically, composed of several complications, it is driven by the Universal Genève column-wheel calibre 281. To facilitate the adjustment of the calendar, the three corrector buttons are placed on the case middle.

Details

BrandUniversal Geneve
ModelTri-Compax
YearCirca 1960
Case materielStainless Steel
MovementUniversal Geneve Cal.281
Diameter36mm
LocationParis

Condition

CaseBarely polished, some light usage marks
DialGood for the age
HandsOriginal, nice condition
CrownOriginal
StrapLeather strap by Atelier Romane
AccessoriesNone

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