Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 78

UNIVERSAL REF. 12253 TRI-COMPAX YELLOW GOLD Universal Genève, Tri-Compax, No. 1043524, Ref. 12253. Made in the 1960s. Fine, astronomic, 18K yellow gold, water-resistant wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, tachometer, triple date and moon phases and a later Universal buckle.

CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 20,000 - 36,000 / USD 2,500 - 4,500

Two-body, polished, inclined bezel, snap on case back, lapidated lugs, date adjusters in the band. Champagne with applied gold baton indexes, outer 1/5th second track, outermost tachometer scale, sunk guilloché subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, graduation for the date around the moon phase aperture, apertures for the days of the week and the month. Luminous gold lozenge hands. Cal. 481, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01-05



HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm.