Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Ref. 12253 Gold



Iconeek is proud to introduce here a very fine and rare, attractive, 18K yellow gold, manual winding, chronograph wristwatch with day, date, month and moon phases, the Tri-Compax Ref. 12253, by Universal Genève.

The model comes with a three-body construction: an 18K solid gold round shaped case with lapidated downturned triangular lugs, rectangular chronograph pushers in the band, a snap on gold bezel, a snap on gold case back. Under the plexiglass, we find a silvered dial with applied gilt Baton indexes, an outer minute and second division with 5-minute radial Arabic numerals, four subsidiary dials, for the date combined with moon phases at 12, the 30-minute register at 3, the 12-hour register at 6, the constant second at 9, two apertures for day of the week at 10 and for the month at 2, gold Feuille hands, blued steel chronograph hands. The calendar discs are in French. Inside ticks a caliber 481, gilt finish, mechanical, manual winding, with straight line lever escapement, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, monometallic balance with timing screws, index regulator, column-wheel chronograph mechanism.  With its diameter of 31.70 mm., caliber 481 is also found in the Uni-Compax and Compax.

The size between the lugs is 16 mm. Dial, case and movement are signed.

The Tri-Compax UG is still one of the best and most sought after vintage triple calendar chronograph wristwatch !

Condition: 8.5/10, in good overall condition, some signs of wear in places, in working condition, overhaul recommended

Brand: Universal Genève

Model: Tri-Compax

Reference: 12253

Year: circa 1950

Material: 18K yellow gold

Movement no: 188495

Case no.: 1028585

Dial: silvered, gold leaf hands, guilloche registers, aperture for the moon at 12

Movement: cal. 481, mechanical, gilt finish, manual winding

Bracelet: leather strap

Functions: chronograph, moon phases, day, date and month

Water-resistant: no.

Dimensions:  34.50 mm diam. Thickness 12 mm.

Accessories: presentation box

Ref. ICO: 99-19-038C