Universal Genève Tri-Compax

    Universal Genève Tri-Compax

    Universal Genève Tri-Compax– clocks —


    Universal Genève Tri-Compax

    The very early

    Tri-Compax is the object of my affection. (You will see an 1960s model, but only to demonstrate why I focus on the earlier ones 🙂

    The Tri-Compax is a tripledate moonphase chronograph. It’s the moonphase dial that’s the most distinctive part of the Tri-Compax face. The disc therein, sporting a painted facsimile of the moon, makes one revolution each 29 days; a lunar month.

    What could be more attractive and powerful than having the entire cosmos on one’s wrist?

    The Tri-Compax has a 17-jewel signed manual wind calendar/chronograph movement (cal. 287), round snap back case (the watch comes in a variety of widths), a satin painted numeral dial, and four registers; constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour recorders, date, apertures for month, day, and phases of the moon, chronograph sweep seconds, dial calibrated for tachymetre.

    Here are some variants on the Tri-Compax:

    Stainless Steel, English

    Stainless Steel, luminescent hands

    Stainless Steel, Spanish

    Black face, Spanish

    Pink Gold, Thai

    18 K, Thai

    18 K

    18 K, movement

    In comparison, here are some predecessor (and one ancestor) watches:



    Aero-Compax, Roman numerals

    Aero-Compax, 1960s

    Some date information gratefully taken from the company web site.

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