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Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250

Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250

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Regular price £5,695.00
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A stunning example of the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250.

As big fans of the Tri-Compax, we're honoured to offer this exceptional example of the highly collectible Tri-Compax reference 22250. With examples in this condition becoming rarer by the day and other dealers charging in excess of £10k for the pleasure of ownership, the example we have here offers an incredible opportunity to add this fascinating watch to your collection at a very fair price. 

The Emergence of the Tri-Compax
In the 1940s, Universal Geneve introduced the Tri-Compax, a series of chronograph watches that featured three complications: a moon phase, a calendar, and a chronograph function. The Tri-Compax quickly gained popularity due to its sophisticated design and impressive features. 

The Reference 22250: A Closer Look
The Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250 featured a stainless steel case with a diameter of 34.5mm, making it an ideal size for both men and women. The watch housed the legendary Calibre 481 Dorato movement, renowned for its reliability and precision. We can confirm this combination using Universal's case numbering system, where the first digit tells us it uses a stainless steel case, the second that it uses a chronograph movement and the third that this should either be a calibre 281, 283 or 481.

The Dial: A Masterpiece of Design
The dial of the reference 22250 is a true work of art, with its intricate layout and elegant design. The main dial Arabic numerals, with a date indicator displayed at the 12 o'clock position along with the elegant moon phase, while the chronograph sub-dials are positioned at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock. The attention to detail and harmonious arrangement of the dial's elements makes the reference 22250 a timeless design that remains highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Timeless Elegance Meets Celestial Sophistication: The Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 22250 Awaits Your Wrist
In the realm of vintage timepieces, the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250 stands as a shining testament to the adage, "they don't make 'em like they used to." A masterful blend of Swiss precision, captivating complications, and old-school elegance, this horological gem offers a rare chance to wear history on one's wrist. After all, who wouldn't want to flaunt a watch that moonlights as a calendar, stopwatch, and personal lunar liaison, all while keeping impeccable time? For those with an appetite for nostalgia and an eye for style, the reference 22250 is a must-have addition to any vintage watch collection.
About the Brand: The Birth of Universal Geneve
The story of the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax reference 22250 begins with the inception of the Swiss watchmaking company Universal Geneve in 1894. Founded by Ulysse Perret and Numa Emile Descombes in Le Locle, Switzerland, the company quickly made a name for itself by producing high-quality, innovative timepieces which today are must-have pieces in any serious vintage watch collection.

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Key Information

Universal Geneve Tri-Comapax reference 22250

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Universal Geneve
  • Model: Tri-Compax
  • Ref.: 22250
  • Year: 1940's
  • SKU: 1893


  • Movement Calibre: 481 Dorato
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 34.5mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition Report:
For a watch that is almost 80 years old it remains in exceptional condition. The dial, moon phase and numbers have taken on a pleasing patina and the dial remains incredibly clean with only the occasional mark. The hand on the seconds sub-dial has been replaced and the minute and hour hands professionally and sympathetically re-lumed. The case remains in excellent condition with sharp lines. The crown has been replaced at a previous service. The movement has received a comprehensive service, critical for Tri-Compax's! Finally the watch is fitted to a third party leather strap (other options available on request).

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