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Universal Geneve Aero-Compax 24h

Universal Geneve Aero-Compax 24h


Brand: Universal Geneve
Typology: Vintage chronograph
Year: 1968

The reference 890101/01 belongs to the later iterations of the Aero-Compax, offering a very legible 24-hour dial instead of a second time register like in the earlier examples. The 24-hour bezel doubles up this function, and allows the wearer to track a second timezone.

Interestingly, examples of this reference from the 1960s did not feature an in-house chronograph movement, but a modified version of the Venus 178 to accommodate for the 24-hour display and the unusual

15-minute register (the duration of an airplane check before take-off). As can be expected with a tool watch, the 41mm case feels substantial on the wrist and allows for an efficient reading at a glance.

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  • General info

    • Reference: 890101/01
    • Serial number: 2583xxx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback: Screw-back
    • Case diameter: 41.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Alluminium
    • Dial color: White
    • Dial numerals: Arabic
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: Not waterproof
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Leather
    • Lug width: 22 mm
    • Buckle type: Classic
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: Venus 178 (UG 90)
    • Movement type: Manual wind
    • Complications: Chronograph