WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
This vintage Universal Genève gold watch retailed by Cartier is as rare as it gets. The double-signed dial adds to the uniqueness and value of the watch, making it a sought-after piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Provenance is an important factor in collecting vintage watches, and the double-signature on this watch adds to its story and history. The name of the retailer stamped on the dial provides a starting point to understand the timepiece and its journey. This historical connection between the brand and retailer also adds to the value and desirability of the watch.
The Universal Genève brand has a long and rich history, dating back to 1894, and has been known for its high-quality timepieces. The addition of a Cartier signature on the dial of this particular watch only adds to its prestige and rarity.
This watch is not only a beautiful and functional timepiece, but it also holds significant historical and cultural value. It represents a time when watches were more than just accessories, but rather status symbols and investments. It is a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail of the watchmakers who created it, as well as the culture and society in which it was produced.
The movement os not something to take lightly, is the venerable Cal. 1-66 Micro-Rotor, when introduced it was the thinest automatic movement in the world until 2003, only underscored by the Piguet 71, just a work of art.
There is a secret four digit stamp made in the back of one lug, Cartier used to make them on the Universal Genève watches retailed and sold in their stores.
This watch is in New Old Stock condition, unpolished and super sharp on the edges, there are small micro-scratches almost unperceivable to the naked eye probably made by sitting ona box all these years.
The original box, canvas strap, and solid gold signed buckle are included.
The watch has just been serviced and keeps good time in running condition.
Maker: Universal Genève
Year: Circa 1960/65
Material: Solid 18k Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 31mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Mineral glass
Bracelet/Strap: 18mm Original strap and signed buckle.
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.