Universal Geneve 124103 Vintage Medico Compax 18K Rose Gold NICE (31496)

31496 Universal Geneve Vintage 124103 Medico Compax, 18K rose gold case on a leather strap, very sharp case, manual wind caliber 285, very clean original silver dial with applied hour markers, 45-minute counter at 3 o'clock, blue pulsation scale, acrylic crystal, circa 1952, diameter: 37mm, thickness: 11mm, Excellent Condition.


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This is a vintage c. 1952 18K rose gold Universal Geneve Medico Compax, reference 124103. It has a leather strap with an 18K rose gold tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. There is a snap-on solid case back engraved with the reference and serial numbers. The Universal Geneve hallmarks are inside the hand tooled case back. It has rectangular chronograph pushbuttons, and the 37mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and angled bezel are polished/brushed. The original matte silver dial has applied rose gold Arabic numeral hour markers, rose gold Dauphine hands, and a blued sweep center chronograph hand. There is a minute/one-fifth second track with Arabic numerals every five minutes, and the outer blue pulsometer scale is on a plain perimeter reserve, marked "Gradue pour 15 pulsations" (graduated for 15 pulsations). There is a recessed constant seconds subsidiary dial at the 9 o'clock position, and a 45-minute register is at 3 o'clock. The 11mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

The mechanical manual winding Universal Geneve caliber 285 movement is rhodium-plated. It's constructed with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance, and a self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.