Launched in 1936, the Compax chronograph displayed a revolutionary third chronometer counter for totalizing the hours and minutes timed. Seventy-three years – and a full history – later, Universal Genève is bringing out a version that is both luxurious and simple, contemporary and respectful of tradition, with Côtes de Genève bridges, rhodium-plated and finely sand-blasted plates, hand chamfering, and a dial featuring the star of Copernicus, in a composition with two alternating tones of anthracite creating a subtle play of light.


Movement
Hand-wound, UG 84.2 calibre, 17 rubies, 21,600 vib/h, Côtes de Genève bridges, rhodium-plated and finely sand-blasted plates, hand chamfered, engraved and gilded chronograph bridge, 42-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph
Case
18K white gold
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m
Dial
Anthracite with Star of Copernicus motif
Rhodium-plated, diamond-polished, facetted hands
Hour, minute and small seconds counters at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Blued steel direct-drive centre seconds-hand
Bracelet/Strap
Hand-stitched black genuine crocodile leather with exclusive 18K white gold buckle
Other versions
Pink gold (70 pieces), yellow gold (20 pieces), and steel (190 pieces)

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