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Universal Genève Ref. 22538 Aero-Compax

€ 10 000
Sold under the margin scheme

Discover the Universal Geneve Ref. 22538 Aero-Compax, a very rare oversized pilot watch from the 1940s, an iconic timepiece in the chronograph production by Universal Geneve. This exceptional watch, produced in very few pieces, features a stainless steel case in three parts, a snap-on back and crown, and squared pushers for the chronograph. Unique to this model is a second crown at nine o'clock, controlling the "Memento" dial at twelve, adding a distinctive and practical feature for pilots. The attractive two-tone dial is complemented by radium indexes and hands, enhancing its vintage appeal and readability. This Aero-Compax stands as a testament to Universal Geneve's innovative design and commitment to precision in aviation timekeeping.

The watch is accompanied by our certificate of authenticity and legitimate provenance

Technical Card

Brand: Universal Genève

Reference: 22538

Material: Stainless Steel

Movement: Manual winding, Cal 287

Model: Aero-Compax

Series: N/A

Year: 1948

Function: Chronograph

Case Diameter: 38mm

Case Thickness: 12mm

Bracelet: Strap

Conditions: Very Good

Two tone argentè color dial, black graphics dot tritium indexes and "Alpha" steel radium hands, three counters and memento dial at twelve with black baton hands. Outer Tachimeter scale in blue.


Universal Genève Aero-compax with black dial

The Universal Genève Aero-Compax is a highly regarded and distinctive timepiece that holds a special place in the history of aviation watches.

This particular model, born in 1938 was designed to meet the needs of pilots and individuals involved in aviation, incorporating the ‘MEMENTO’ dial features that catered to the demands of this specific profession. The Universal Genève Aero-Compax is not only appreciated for its technical capabilities but also for its historical significance and aesthetic charm.

This timepiece remains a sought-after collector's item, capturing the spirit of aeronautical exploration from the era in which it was produced.

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