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Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Ref. 22502 Men's Vintage Watch

Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Ref. 22502 Men's Vintage Watch

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A beautiful example of the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22502 with a stunning original dial and serviced calibre 287 movement. The Tri-Compax is one of our favourite vintage chronographs. 

The Universal Geneve Tri-Compax was originally launched in 1944 at the Basel Watch Fair to mark the brand's 50th anniversary. The name refers to the three complications: moonphase, calendar and chronograph which was a major achievement at the time of its release. 

This particular example is the reference 22502 which features a large 37mm case and is powered by the manual wind 287 movement. The pushers on the right of the case start, stop and reset the chronograph. On the left-hand side, you'll find three recessed pushers which, from top to bottom control the month, moonphase and date.

The dial is original and features pleasing even patina. The hands have previously been relumed but are in excellent condition. The case remains in good condition. Signs of a previous repair to the back of the case at the lower right lug. The movement has also been fully serviced and is in good working order.

With Universal Geneve seeing increasing interest in recent years, prices of Tri-Compax's continue to see strong increases, something we believe is set to continue in the years to come.

This is a great time to purchase a fantastic example of an iconic watch of its era!

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Key Information

Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Ref. 22502 Men's Vintage Watch

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Universal Genève
  • Model: Tri-Compax
  • Ref.: 22502
  • Year: 1940's
  • SKU: 1481


  • Movement Calibre: 287
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 37mm

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Condition Report

With a gorgeous original dial and serviced calibre 287 movement, this Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22502 is a magnificent specimen. One of our favourite vintage chronographs is the Tri-Compax.

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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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