Universal Genève 842101 Circa 1970 (Wood Dial)
Up for sale is an exquisite timepiece from the renowned Universal Genève collection, the 842101. This particular model showcases the remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail that epitomize the essence of Universal Genève watches.
Boasting a diverse range of dial variations, the Universal Genève 842101 stands out with its sought-after wood dial variant, adding a touch of natural elegance to its overall design. With a diameter of 31mm, the watch creates an impression of a larger timepiece, thanks to its harmonious dial-to-case ratio and a lug-to-lug length measuring 37.8mm.
It is worth noting that two iterations of the wood dial were produced: one featuring the applied Universal Genève logo at 12 o'clock, while the other showcases the printed version. The present piece belongs to the latter category. The dial has been meticulously designed to strike a delicate balance between maintaining a clean aesthetic and incorporating the necessary information with minimal printing.
The Universal Genève 842101 houses the slim and sophisticated hand-wound calibre 1-42, measuring a mere 2.45mm in height. Notably, this movement is one of the earliest instances where Universal Genève embraced the Universal combined settings instead of the Girocap, exemplifying the brand's commitment to innovation and horological excellence.
Examining the watch case, one can appreciate its excellent condition, displaying only minor hairline scratches that are common with regular wear. Both the watch hands and the dial have been impeccably preserved, exhibiting no signs of aging. Although some light hairline scratches are visible on the crystal, they do not detract from the overall appeal and allure of this timepiece.
Completing the package, the Universal Genève 842101 is accompanied by a brand new handmade top-grained leather strap.
As a testament to our commitment to privacy, the serial number has been discreetly covered, providing you with the utmost discretion in ownership.
Allow us to share the vital specifications of this remarkable timepiece:
- Diameter: 31mm
- Thickness: 6.7mm
- Lug Width: 16mm