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Universal Geneve

Founded in 1894 by Emile Descombes and Ulisse Georges Perret, the Le Locle-based watchmaker is one of the leading names that define the Swiss culture and heritage of watchmaking dominance and excellence. After its launching, the company needed a few years to rise to a new platform of significance. Following the death of one of its founders, Emile Descombes, in 1897, Perret assumed the entire management role, and soon teamed up with Louis Edouard Berthoud, a watchmaker who specialized in pocket watch production. Following the success of their collaboration, the pair produced their first 30-minute counter chronograph in 1898. After 36 years, they moved the head offices of the company to Geneva and later renamed the firm Universal Geneve Company. In 1941, they launched the world’s slimmest quartz caliber. After some 80 years following the launch of the first Universal Geneve Cabriolet watches assembled with rotating cases, the Swiss watch manufacturer launched the renewed Universal Geneve Microtor Cabriolet at Baselworld Watches Exhibition 2008. The novel nature of this reinvented Universal Geneve watches helped to solidify its status in the watch industry. Three years earlier, the watch manufacturer had released two new amazing collections called Okeanos and Anthea. The Okeanos line was targeted at women with the Anthea series focusing on men. Overall, the Universal Geneve Company manufactures limited editions of luxury watches that later on become venerated bestsellers among the lovers of fine watches across the world. Due to its history of success, the watchmaker has cemented its place in the lives of men and women who treasure new and used luxury watches. The fact that the company has positioned itself as a high-end supplier and manufacturer has enabled it to become a brand that many watch enthusiasts are seeking to meet their desire for elegance and prestige. The company has become an icon of excellence and admiration among users as well as a model of innovation that inspires other manufacturers to emulate its inventive nature and releases. For instance, several renowned watch manufacturers such as Jaeger Le-Coultre, Girard Perregaux, and Zenith have adopted its in-house chronograph movements. In addition, another renowned manufacturer Vacheron Constantin used a Universal Genève ébauche for some time. Contrary to other manufacturers who used to improve and modify the ébauches, this manufacturer never changed anything mechanically except for the single fact that they improved the finishing. It is no wonder that we are seeing a resurgence of interest in new and Universal Geneve pre owned watches across the world with their reinvented old-school fascination becoming a temptation that many cannot withstand. For example, its vintage and antique men watch Men's Universal Geneve Watch 18k Yellow Gold Swiss Manual Wind Movement 1950's is just one among the many pieces that are cementing a place of admiration in the hearts of many. Fitted with a black leather band and a case that measures 34.4mm diameter, a 42.2mm lug-to-lug, and 10mm thick, this timeless classic is provides consumers with a nostalgic reliving of the golden days of the 1950's generation.

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