Universal Geneve UG Tri-Compax 22242 1940s HPC Original Dial Caliber 481 RareUniversal Genève
For auction is a 1940's Universal Geneve ref. 22242 HPC High Precision Chronometer caliber 481 35mm stainless (enversteel) excellent original dial and unpolished case. An exceptional example that is a true survivor: both case and dial are in excellent original condition, which is a true rarity for this watch. There isn't any piece quite like a Tri-Compax: even for those who don't love watches the dial is instantly captivating and clearly something quite special. A rare watch generally, to find one in this sort of condition is very rare and worthy of a great collection or top auction house.
Ref #: 22242 serial 1107160
Diameter: 35 mm w/out crown, 37 mm w/crown, 41 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 18 mm strap)
Height: 12 mm
Power-reserve: 32 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 43 grams
Movement: Universal Geneve caliber 481 with gilt mainplates and stainless steel chronograph parts
Strap/Bracelet: Welsbro German Chocolate Cake made in Italy leather strap
Case: Stainless Steel (Enversteel) with brushed case and beveled lugs, fixed high polished bezel, snap back caseback, really good unpolished case
Dial: Opaline with the iconic 4 subdial layout: moon phase and date pointer at 12 o'clock, 30 minutes at 3 o'clock, extra large 12 hours at 6 o'clock with HPC text and running seconds at 9 o'clock, blued diamond sword hands with radium, arabic and round radium dial markers, day and date in Spanish, red date pointer hand
Condition: 82% (8.2 of 10): really good case and dial in original never polished condition, working and functioning correctly
Box/Papers: Watch only
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