Universal Genève Tri-Compax 881101/01 Eric Clapton - MK1

first execution - stunning design - full calendar - moonphase

The Universal Genève Tri-Compax 881101/01 from the 60s was definitely ahead of its time in terms of design. This reference with the panda dial is nicknamed "Eric Clapton" because it was often spotted on the wrist of the legendary guitarist. Just the very sight of the Tri-Compax would stir the blood of a watch lover. Technically, this watch is hard to beat: moonphase, chronograph, date, weekday, month, tachymeter scale.

This particular Eric Clapton ist the first execution (MK1) with blue chronograph hands and black week and month displays. Those are red on the MK2 version. The dial has been beautifully preserved and is in great condition. The original tritium lume is still almost completely present. Universal Genève crown is signed with the UG logo. The stainless steel case is in excellent condition with few natural signs of wear. The reference and serial numbers are still legible on the case back, which is a rare and important feature of vintage UG-s. This tells us that this watch was rarely worn and is unpolished or only slightly polished. The movement is the caliber 281 by Universal Genève. All functions run smoothly.

Universal Genève Tri-Compax reference 881101/01 is a rare and beautiful vintage collector's item with a compelling design.

Serial number: 2.37x.xxx

Int.Exe.: 0126174

Manufacturer: Universal Genève

Model: Tri-Compax

Reference: 881101/01

Functions: date - chronograph - day of the week - small second - rotating bezel - month - tachymeter - screwed-on caseback

Intricacies: moon phase

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: Panda (white dial, black subdials)

Dial Description: baton markers

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Universal Genève 281

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1964

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished


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