Stunning 1950’s Oversize (35 mm) Solid 18ct Gold Bull Horn Lug Universal Geneve Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

Universal Geneve are one of the most respected watchmakers in the world with their roots going back to the late 1800’s. They are famous for super high quality movements and effortlessly elegant style.

This oversize solid 18ct gold bull horn lug Universal Geneve was made in the 1950’s/early 1960’s. The solid 18ct gold case is in near flawless condition and the bull horn lug style is one of the most sought after from this period. The original Universal signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is wonderfully understated. The applied gold hour batons with Arabics at the quarters along with gold dauphine hands ans sub-second (as against centre sweep) are perfectly framed by the gleaming bull horn lug case. The Universal signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this piece we’ve added a new, very high quality, dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches ‘London’ alligator strap with gold plated Hirsch buckle.

As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The solid 18ct gold case is in near flawless condition and the bull horn lug style is one of the most sought after from this period. The case measures 35 mm across, excluding the winding crown and 40 mm long including the lugs. The outside case carries the reference numbers of ‘1338223 112221’ and the inside case is signed ‘Universal Geneve Swiss’ and the has the appropriate hallmarks for solid 18ct gold.

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The Dial

The original Universal signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is wonderfully understated. The applied gold hour batons with Arabics at the quarters along with gold dauphine hands ans sub-second (as against centre sweep) are perfectly framed by the gleaming bull horn lug case. The dial is signed ‘Universal Geneve’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

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The Movement

The Universal signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Universal Geneve’ and ‘Swiss’.

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The Strap

To complete this piece we’ve added a new, very high quality, dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches ‘London’ alligator strap with gold plated Hirsch buckle.

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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Service, Repair and Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required.

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