Universal Geneve - Calatrava Style Dress Watch - c.1940s - Model Ref: 21282
A Beautiful Calatrava Style Vintage Universal Geneve Three-Hand Dress Watch c.1940s Caliber: UG262, Model Reference: 21282
Universal Genève SA is a Swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1894 as Universal Watch. Since its beginnings, the company has produced complete watches with in-house movements, and throughout the 20th century, distributed many notable and important timepieces. Along with neighboring Geneva companies Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe, and Rolex, Universal is internationally regarded for its style, craftsmanship, and manufacture. In addition, the brand also makes a historical claim for creating the first-ever chronographic wristwatch in 1917.
What’s On Offer
This beautiful Universal Geneve encompasses all that springs to mind when imagining a classic dress watch. Classic, slender lines with an unembellished and delightfully refined dial. Simple, yet elegant in design, this watch offers a nod to the styling of the Calatrava from Patek, but comes with a much more realistic price point for the majority of us!
The dial on this particular example boasts a beautiful pearlesque colour with a slight speckling of patina. The Art Deco numerals are stunning and in great condition, with polished, mirror-like silver hour markers at alternate hours, that are inset into a matching polished, mirror silver outer dial ring which looks a stunning detail.
The subtle signature dished subdial and ultra-slim Feuille hands complete a beautifully sophisticated dial. This watch enjoys slender faceted lugs and a very slimline case, synonymous with the Calatrava styling. This type of styling allows the dial to take the main stage and as such it wears larger than its physical dimensions. A graceful watch and a very comfortable one!
Case: Stainless steel
Bracelet: Black leather with pin buckle
Movement Type: Mechanical
Caliber: UG 262
Power reserve: 33hrs
Condition: Very Good
Model Reference: 21282
Date of issue: c.1940s
Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS
Lug width: 17.5mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 41.5mm
Wrist size: Adjustable