UNIVERSAL GENEVE EXTRA PLATE
Beautiful and rare wristwatch. Round steel case, 31 mm in diameter. Screw-down caseback. White dial. Chinese painted hour markers. Leaf hands. Steel bracelet with buckle signed Universal Genève.
The two founders of Universal Genève, Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret, are Loclois by birth.
In January 1894, our two friends from Le Locle founded the Universal Watch factory.
From their very beginnings in Le Locle, the creation of innovative timepieces was already a central concern.
That same year, 1894, the idea was already underway to patent a watch with a 24-hour indication.
Numa Emile Descombes died in 1897, and all projects and patents were entrusted to Ulysse Perret and Louis Edouard Berthoud.
The model you are interested in is rare, mysterious and intriguing.
It’s a Universal Genève circa 1960 Extra Plate. It’s a round steel case, 31mm in diameter. A rare white dial with Chinese numerals, this export model for Asia is very rare. Steel leaf hands. Hand-wound mechanical movement.
Chic and elegant, its sobriety is its first asset.
This is a perfect example of a vintage collectible watch, an unusual dress watch with a distinctive aesthetic that will join your collection of atypical timepieces.