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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 25

UNIVERSAL - TRI-COMPAX ?ENVERSTEEL? Universal Genève, "Tri-Compax," case No. 1256587, Ref. 22283. Made in the 1940's. Fine, astronomic, stainless "Enversteel" wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, tachometer, triple date and moon phases.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded bezel, concave lugs. D. Matte silver with painted luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, graduation for the days of the month, outer 1/5th seconds and tachometer scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Luminous skeletonized blued steel lozenge hands. M. Cal. 481, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

USD 2,000 - 3,000

CHF 1,500 - 2,300 / EUR 1,400 - 2,000

Sold: USD 3,000

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original