Universal Genève Aero-Compax 890101/01

authentic watch - 24 hour dial - Gay-Frères bracelet

Description
The Universal Genève Aero-Compax is a vintage pilot's watch from the 1960s with a 24-hour dial. Here we offer you the first series Aero-Compax reference 890101/01.

The beautiful white 24-hour dial is housed in the large 41mm case. The dial is not divided into 12 but into 24 hours. The hour hand does not make two, but only one rotation in 24 hours. This feature was particularly useful for pilots on intercontinental flights. The question: "Is it 6 am or 6 pm?" can be answered immediately with a look at the Aero-Compax. In addition, the time can be read in a second time zone thanks to the rotating 24-hour bezel. The 15-minute counter at 3 o'clock is another special feature of this pilot's watch. The duration of 15 minutes comes from aviation: this is how long the inspection of the aircraft takes before it is allowed to take off. An additional 12-hour totalizer is located at 6 o'clock.

Overall, the watch is in a completely original and honest condition. The rotating bezel is lightly faded and gives it a beautiful vintage look. The white dial has a smooth creamy patina. The tritium lume in the hands and markers is original and intact. The stainless steel case has been worn and shows evenly distributed scratches. An important criterion for collectors is the legibility of the engravings on the case back. Not only the correct reference and serial numbers are clearly legible, but the words "Swiss Stainless Steel" can still be seen on the case back. The winding crown shows the UG logo.

The chronograph is powered by the Universal Genève caliber 90. This manual-wound movement is based on the caliber Venus 178. The watch is keeping precisely time and operates flawlessly in all functions. The Aero-Compax is accompanied by the extremely rare Gay-Frères stainless steel bracelet. The folding clasp is signed with the UG logo.

Overall, this Aero-Compax is a 100% authentic vintage watch. Its reliability makes it ideal for everyday wear and its rarity and condition hold the collector's value of the watch.

Serial number: 2583xxx

Int.Exe.: 30433
Features

Manufacturer: Universal Genève

Model: Aero-Compax

Reference: 890101/01

Functions: chronograph - small second - luminous hand - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Intricacies: GMT / dual timezone

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: white

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 41mm

Caliber name: Universal Genève 90 (Venus 178)

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1968

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

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