The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: NoArtist
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 881.101/03
    Model Name: Tri-Compax
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, 281
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, Gay Frères, Universal
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp, stamped 2. 68
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed, bracelet further signed GF
    Accessories: Together with Universal guarantee booklet, Certificate from the Archives confirming production in 1968 and fitted box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present steel Tri-Compax is one of the best looking and best preserved examples the market has seen in many years. Made in 1968 and still accompanied by its original Gay Frères steel bracelet stamped 2/68, it also comes with its original box and blank guarantee. No one could be blamed for mistaking this Tri-Compax from a few feet away with a Rolex Daytona reference 6241 Paul Newman. However, this Universal features a complete calendar and phases of the moon, a complication that the celebrated Cosmograph never offered. The main dial plate, finished in blue metallic, is an incredible work of art and is framed by a raised ring featuring a blue scale calibrated for the 5th of a second.Preserved in overall original condition, this Tri-Compax offers excellent value and is much rarer than any of its more famous contemporaries from Geneva.


Ref. 881.101/03
A fine and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, bracelet, certificate and box

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed, bracelet further signed GF

CHF6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF30,000

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm