1950s Universal Tri-Compax "Spillino" Rare 1st Water-Resistant Caleneder Chronograph

Manufacturer UNIVERSAL
Model TRI-COMPAX "Spillino"
Year of Manufacture 1950s
Reference no. 22297-1
Product no. A-6701

¥1,980,000 (with tax)

¥1,800,000 (without tax)

This is a description of a rare early model waterproof watch called "Spireno," which was produced by Universal in the early 1950s. It's a masterpiece of the Tricompax series, the flagship model of Universal, and the first to incorporate waterproof functionality. Featuring a small round pusher and a dust cover, its thick, round case shape adds a distinctive presence among the varied Tricompax models.

The silver dial, characteristic of the 1950s, combines wedge indexes with alpha hands, giving it a sporty impression. As Tricompax watches with waterproof features were later changed to twist lug cases in the late 1950s, the early Spireno cases are both scarce and valuable due to their limited production and distribution numbers.

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Item details

Serial no. 1,633,***
Caliber 281
Movement no. ***
Movement type manual winding
Material Stainless Steel
Case size 34.5mm
Case type Screw back water ploof
Dial Original
Type of Indices Luminous & Applied
Belt Non Original (between lugs:19mm) / GF Type-4
Evaluation case 93%
Evaluation dial 93%
Evaluation mov 93%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 5

Other details

Case: Minor scratches and ageing, but in good condition with original shape and volume, and well-preserved engraving on the back cover.

Dial: slight ageing, but still in good condition with print and original luminescence.

MOVEMENT: winding, chrono functions and calendar are fine. Accuracy is around 40 seconds per day.