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Universal Genève Rare men's White Shadow 18k Gold 34mm classic vintage watch cal. 1-42

+ $55 for insured shipping to United States of America
No original box
No original papers
Pre-owned (Very good)
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Expected delivery: Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021
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Basic Info

Listing code BRB4B6
Brand Universal Genève
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production Unknown
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Italy, genova


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Hand winding
Base caliber 1-42


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 34 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial White
Dial numerals Roman numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 18 mm
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


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Beautiful Universal Genève White Shadow 18k
The 18kt yellow gold case measures 34mm.
Universal Genève caliber 1-42 manual winding works perfectly, the white dial features Roman numeral markers.
The plexyglas glass is unmarked, the strap is brown leather and has a generic buckle.
The general conditions are excellent.
It has no box nor documents.

The history of Universal Genève began on January 18, 1894, when the Universal Watch trademark was registered in Le Locle (Switzerland).
The creators were Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret.
The registration is made under the category of watch cases, dials, movements, wall clocks and watch packaging.
In 1919 the factory is moved to Geneva, Rue de l'Arquebuse.
The search for a self-winding watch began.
In 1925 a model called "Auto-Rem" was created, which consisted of a patented self-winding system on springs.
In 1935 the company moved again, but always to Geneva in Rue du Rhône, with the entrance to the famous Grand Quai, next to the entrance of Patek Philippe.
At the same time, Universal Watch took the name Universal Genéve and in 1937 the logo was also registered.
Also in 1935, a chronograph with a 12-hour counter was presented as a world premiere.
During the pre-World War II period, Universal Genéve also collaborated with the Hermés fashion house, marketing a chronograph with square push-buttons called "Pour Hermés", which enabled the brand to have an important sales pole in Paris until 1950.
In 1939, Universal Genéve received a Royal mandate to supply watches to the Dutch army, with Queen Wilhelmina's initials embossed on the dial.
The supply lasted until 1944, when the Nazis invaded Rotterdam.
Despite the crisis of those years, Universal Genéve had difficulty in meeting the demand for the Compur and Compax models.
So the company opened a new headquarters in 1941 in Pont-de-Martel, where only the production of chronographs was concentrated.
In 1944 the Tri-Compax model was launched and sold worldwide.
In 1986, the history of Universal Genève saw for the first time the presidency of a member who did not belong to the founding family: Leonard Oldman took the stage.
In 1988, the headquarters saw another move, this time to Rue de Jussy in Geneva, along with a new logo.
The following year, the crisis left Universal Genéve with no alternative but to meet new owners.
On April 1st 1989, Stelux Holdings International Ltd., a Hong Kong group that already owned Cyma, takes over. In 1993, it opens a new plant in Bienne.

After several removals, finally the headquarters in Geneva-Acacias, where Universal Genéve is still located, where quality watches are manufactured, with methods and solutions to maintain the tradition and the famous caliber 66 movements.
Since 2011 Universal Genéve, is a full member of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, with three offices in Switzerland that also manage Cyma.

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