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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 179

UNIVERSAL GENEVE TRI-COMPAX ENVERSTEEL Universal Genève, "Tri-Compax", movement No.220162, case No. 1106253. Made in the 1950s. Fine, "Enversteel" wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, tachometer, triple date and moon phases.

Three-body, polished, concave lugs, rounded bezel, snap-on case back, correctors on the band. Brushed silver with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minutes and 1/5th seconds track with Arabic 5-minute/ seconds numerals, outermost blue tachometer graduation, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12- hour and 30-minute registers, date at 12, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Blued steel luminous lozenge hands. Cal. 287, frosted gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

USD 3,500 - 5,500

HKD 27,000 - 43,000 / CHF 3,500 - 5,500

Sold: USD 5,500

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.