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Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 22261

Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 22261

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Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Reference 22261 Welcome to the elegant world of the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax. Here, we have the reference 22261 - a blend of sophistication, history, and watchmaking mastery. Encased in a 35mm two-tone shell with resplendent rose gold lugs set against a steel backdrop, it's a watch that fuses elegance and character in equal measure.

Tri-Compax: A Legacy of Complications
Dating back to the 1940s, Universal Geneve introduced the world to the Tri-Compax. Not just any chronograph, it housed three distinct complications: a poetic moon phase, an ever-useful calendar, and of course, a precise chronograph function. A watch that didn't just tell time, but told a story too. Through its design and functionality, the Tri-Compax swiftly won over enthusiasts and collectors, etching its name in horological lore.

Dive Deeper: Details that Mesmerise
The 22261 draws you in with a dial that's a theatre of horological artistry. You've got tear drop markers mingling with Arabic numerals, giving it a balance of classic elegance and nuanced flair. And at its heart, beats the manual wind calibre 481 movement - a testament to the innovation that Universal Geneve was celebrated for.

Wrist Ready?
For those with a penchant for timeless design coupled with historical gravitas, the 22261 beckons. The type of watch that doesn't scream for attention, but earns admiring glances. Whether you're stepping into a boardroom or a casual café, this Universal Geneve Tri-Compax promises to be a fitting companion. Keen on having a slice of history, with a side of celestial charm? Don't let this one pass you by.

A Nod to Universal Geneve
Rooted in the horological heartland of Switzerland, Universal Geneve embarked on its journey in 1894. Founded by the visionary duo, Ulysse Perret and Numa Emile Descombes, it wasn't long before they carved a niche for themselves. Through innovations and impeccable craftsmanship, they not only made watches but also moments in time - moments that vintage aficionados, like us, cherish and seek.
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Key Information

Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 22261

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Universal Geneve
  • Model: Tri-Compax
  • Ref.: 22261
  • Year: 1940's
  • SKU: 1911


  • Movement Calibre: 481
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 35mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in overall excellent vintage condition. The dial shows some marking as is often the case with Tri-Compax's. The Moonphase has taken on a gorgeous faded patina. The hands have been sympathetcially re-lumed. The case remains in sharp and in good order consider the watch is over 90 years old! The movement has recieved a comprehensive service (as evidenced from the photo) and finally the watch is fitted with new spring bars and a third party leather strap.

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Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.


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