1960s Universal Geneve Compax 22705-1

The Compax 22705-1 remains one of UG’s most desirable configurations today, due to both its rarity, reliability, and most importantly, its craftsmanship.

Founded in 1894, Universal Genève has always made watches of exceptional quality for their price. Among the pioneers of wristwatch chronographs, it launched the Universal Genève Compax range of chronographs in 1935. Their particularity, presented for the first time in the history of watchmaking a movement with a second column wheel under the dial.

This reference 22705-1, has a particular aesthetic appeal, combining simplicity and classicism with a brushed silver dial, dressed with dauphine hands, baton hour markers and a beautiful blue tachymetric scale. It is housed in a 36mm stainless steel case with the characteristic twisted lugs of the period. All equipped with the in-house caliber 130, equivalent to the famous Valjoux 72 caliber, a true icon in the institution of chronographs. Renowned for being reliable, robust and precise.

As we say simple and efficient, (you can also add classy).

Details

BrandUniversal Geneve
ModelCompax
YearCirca 1960
Case materielStainless Steel
MovementValjoux 72
Diameter36mm

Condition

CaseUnpolished, some light usage marks
DialGood for the age, tiny dots at 11 and 7
HandsOriginal, nice condition
CrownOriginal
BraceletCow leather
AccessoriesNone

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