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Universal Genève Ultra Thin Ref. 842109

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This simple Ultra Thin dress watch reference 842109 from the 1970's is a watch to love and appreciate for years to come. Measuring 32.5mm in diameter and 2.45mm in thickness you definitely will have no issues keeping this watch subtle. The dial is a stunning matte black, almost grey with aged stick hour markers and simple stick hands. Universal Genève's logo is featured under 12 o'clock and "Swiss" is imprinted under 6 o'clock. Its sharp steel case encases the Universal Genève Cal. 1-42 manual wind movement that is no fuss. Akin to the Audermars Piguet Ultra Thin this Universal Genève alternative is something truly special. The watch is fully functioning and comes on an aftermarket leather strap.

About Universal Genève:
Universal Genève is an iconic name in the world of vintage watches, from their Polerouter designed by Gerald Genta to their complicated Compax's it's easy to forget that they made stunning dress watches. Universal Genève was founded in 1894 in Le Locle, Switzerland as Universal Watch. The brand began as an establissage, a fancy French work for a workshop that assembled the various parts of a watch. At this time in history, this meant taking delivery of ebauches (movements produced by a third party), inspecting these movements, then fitting the dial, hands, and cases with the movement before packaging the watch up for shipment. By 1919, the brand had officially moved most of its operations to Geneva, completing the transition to Universal Genève.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Universal Genève
Model: Ultra Thin
Reference: 842109 
Year: 1970's (approx.)
Dimensions: 32.5mm diameter; 2.45mm thickness 
Lug Width: 17mm
Box/Papers: No
 Cal. 1-42, manual wind
Dial: Matte black textured dial
Hands: Original steel hands
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Plexiglass
Bracelet/Strap: Aftermarket leather strap
Performance: Watch is fully functioning and running

What We Enjoy

- Incredible thinness
- An outstanding dial and texture
- A great manual wind movement

Things To Note

- Scratches around the case
- Fading of text on dial
- Small dust marks on dial