Description: Before Universal Geneve closed their doors, they made some pretty neat modern pieces, and this is one of them. Fitted with a sunburst silver “panda” dial, and a black bakelite-style tachymeter bezel, this watch draws tons of comparisons to the Nina and 6241 Paul Newman. It even has the applied UG logo – a neat callback to the old days of Universal Geneve and the early renditions of the Nina. With an in-house movement based off of the Lemania 1873, this watch is a workhorse. It is ready to meet the demands of modern wear, while still giving off that “vintage cool” look. As a bonus, this one comes totally complete – the original outer box, inner box, guarantee booklet, strap and deployment buckle. Caliber Cal. 861 (based off the Lemania 1873), Case: Stainless Steel, Model Ref. 884.475, Dimensions: 36mm, Function: Chronograph
Condition: Excellent condition with slight signs of wear.
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Story: In 1894, talented watch makers Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret, found a company specializing in making complicated watches. Foreign trade develops rapidly and products are enthusiastically received. Descombes dies in 1897 and Perret associates with Louis Edouard Berthoud in making complete pocket-watches. In 1898 they present a chronograph with 30-counter, the Universal Watch Extra, and subsequently release their first wristwom chronograph in 1917. The company is renamed Universal Watch in 1934, relocates to Geneva and enjoys impressive and international growth. A succession of elegant and complicated models — the Compax, Aero-Compax and Tri-Compax (1930-40), Polerouter (1954) and Microtor UG66 (1966) — leave and indelible imprint on their area. In keeping with its taste for innovation, Universal Genève launches the world’s thinnest quartz calibre in 1975. During the 1980s and 90s, the brand enjoys an impressive international reputation and its represented in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Italy. While the 2005 and 2006 models reinterpret the house design in harmony with the Universal Genève spirit, the arrival of the Microtor UG100 and the series-production launched in 2007 of the Calibre UG101 provide powerful confirmation on the brand renewal. On the occasion of Baseworld 2008, and 80 years after the launch of its first reversible watch, the Cabriolet, Universal Genève presents the Microtor Cabriolet, the first shaped timepiece (since the brand’s renewal) distinguished by a daring and contemporary spirit.
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