Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 16

UNIVERSAL, TRI-COMPAX, EVIL CLAPTON A fine and attractive, manual wind, triple date chronograph wristwatch with moonphase.

CHF 10,000 - 20,000

HKD 80,000 - 160,000 / USD 10,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 20,000

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Universal

Model Tri-Compax

Reference Ref. 881101/02

Year Circa 1965

Bracelet Stainless steel Gay Freres bracelet, approx. overall length 180 mm.

Numbers Case N. 2'55x'323 (very faint)

Caliber 281

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.


Known by collectors as the Clapton as he wore one of these during his days with Cream, the reverse dial configuration such as the current example is known as "Evil Clapton". Appreciated due to its distinctive look and some similarities to the Rolex Daytona like the bezel and the case size, this current example has been maintained in very good condition with all lime dots present perfectly matching with the hands. It comes with its original Gay Freres bracelet dated 1968.