Stunning 1968 Universal Geneve Aero-Compax 24-hour, 3-Register chronograph with rotating GMT bezel in superb all original condition, on consignment with us from the original owner. A fixed and rotary wing pilot who purchased it new in 1968 as his tool watch and flew with it for decades to come. Full story/bio available. Huge 41mm solid stainless steel case with 22mm lug spacing gives this watch a strong presence on the wrist. A superb pilot/aviators chrono in every sense of the word.
Style: Chronograph, Sport, Military, Aviator
Case: Massive solid stainless steel case in excellent used, but unpolished condition. Nice bevels still present on the lugs Measures 41mm in diameter excluding the original "U" signed crown and pushers with silver 24-hour rotating bezel in superb lightly faded condition with good friction on rotation. The back is stamped with the model number 890101/01 and serial number in the 2.5 million range. Inside is also correctly stamped Acier Inoxydable, Swiss, with the Universal Geneve shield logo
Dial: Superb factory original dial with white background, sharp black printed outer 1/5th seconds track, 24-hour markers (hour hand only completes one rotation every 24 hours instead of the usual 12 hours) with 3 registers, constant seconds, minutes and a 12 hour register at 6:00. A few very slight marks can be seen on the dial and a very light radium burn is visible at about 8:00 just above the words Aero-Compax. Signed Universal Geneve Aero-Compax, Swiss Made T. Original hands are also superb with all black and luminous in place.
Movement: High-grade Venus caliber 178 manually wound chronograph movement in superb cosmetic and mechanical condition, fully signed and running well with all chrono functions working as they should.