Universal Geneve 881101/01 Vintage "Clapton" Tri Compax SS Panda NICE (29195)

29195 Universal Geneve 881101/01 " Clapton" Tri Compax, 881101 01, 88110101, extremely rare and sought after Universal Geneve Tri Compax seen on the wrist of Eric Clapton, this is the "Paul Newman" of all the vintage Universal Geneve lines, the stainless steel case retains its original lines with lugs that are full and bold, Caliber 281 movement with day, date and month indicator, moonphase, chronograph, original white dial and black sub dials are in fantastic condition, the dial is extremely clean and all luminous material on hands and dial are intact and appear to be original to the watch, the caseback numbers are clearly visible, diameter: 36mm, thickness: 12mm, Excellent Condition with Universal Geneve Box and Extract from the Universal Geneve archives (on order). This watch was just fully serviced.


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This is an extremely rare vintage c. 1960's stainless steel Universal Geneve Eric Clapton" Tri Compax 881101/01. It has a stainless steel bracelet, and a domed acrylic crystal. It has round chronograph push buttons, and a solid screw-down case back, the inside of which is engine turned and engraved "STAINLESS STEEL – SWISS," and the Universal Geneve shield with a hallmark. The 36mm diameter solid three-body case, gently curved lugs, and black graduated bezel with a tachymeter to 500 UPH, are polished/brushed. The case is original and incredibly sharp and seems unpolished. The original dial is white with painted hour markers with luminous pips. It has silver tapered hands with luminous inserts, a red center sweep chronograph seconds hand, and there is a white perimeter minute/one-fifth second scale. There are three extremely clean black subsidiary dials with black markings and hands, including a running seconds register at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock, a 30-minute indicator at 3 o'clock, and there is a combination moon phase dial with radial date numerals at 12 o'clock. There are rectangular day and month aperture windows with red letters at 10 and 2 o'clock respectively. The 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Universal Geneve "Eric Clapton" Tri Compax 181101/01 has a mechanical manual winding Universal Geneve caliber 281 movement. It's rhodium plated and it's constructed with 17 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted for 5 positions, a blued steel Breguet balance spring, and an index regulator.

This Universal Geneve "Evil Clapton" Tri Compax 881101/01 is a rare and important watch in extraordinary overall condition.