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.
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.