This is the first Swiss brand we take into Samurai Vintage and this is a rather special one, we have chosen Universal Geneve.
For the past 2,3 decades, Universal Geneve has been an under the radar watch brand, this is a brand where only watch enthusiasts look deep enough to see its real intrinsic value.
However, things have changed over the past few years, Universal Geneve has become a darling of the watch collecting community, some of the models from Universal Geneve have become the most sort after vintage watches to collectors. Watches such as Compax and Tri-Compax models have followed the great rising trend of the vintage sports chronograph like the Daytona and Heuer Autavia.
But when you look deeper into the brand, you will find some under the radar dress watches made by Universal Geneve. And these dress watches are designed by the most iconic watch designer in the model watch history - Mr Gérald Genta. Mr Gérald Genta designed some of the most iconic watches in the era including AP Royal Oak, Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC Ingenieur etc.... Before designing all these magnificent watches, Mr Genta spent the early time of his career designing watches in Universal Geneve and have designed iconic watches for Universal Geneve including the 842111 with same design as White Shadow we listed today. We can already see the design trace of Mr Genta's artistic touch on the watch.
Thanks to the ultra slim handwinding movement UG 1-42 on the White Shadow design 842111, the overall thickness of the watch is mind bending when you get hold of it. The watch is extremely measures at around 6mm, it is achievable by its Caliber
UG 1-42 movement which is one of the thinnest movement we have ever seen. The movement itself is just elegant!
While is thin, the cushion shaped case is wide enough for the White Shadow design 842111 to feel substantial on your wrist and is defiantly a perfect dress watch. Universal Geneve produced the 842111 watch in many different dial combinations, the example we sourced today is with a clean white dial and a black Universal Geneve logo and roman numeral. The dial is paired with clean thin hands which help to express the minimalist design language of the watch.
In the recent years, we have been seeing Universal Geneve Polerouter doubling or even tripling in its market value, the White Shadow and this 842111 is definitely an undervalued watch that looks to take the rising trend very soon! If you are looking for a Gérald Genta watch to add to your collection, this is it! And this is as good as it can get!
Maker: Universal Geneve
Model: 842111 with same White Shadow design by
Era: Circa 1970
Case Diameter: 35mm diameter; 6mm thickness
Lug Width: 18 mm
Case Condition: Case is mint condition and never polished
Dial Condition: Clean white dial in amazing condition with a black Universal Geneve logo a
nd roman numeral
Crystal Condition:Original Plexiglass
Movement: Fully serviced in Japan
Bracelete: The 842111 comes with specially designed curved lug leather strap and its original Universal Geneve Buckle from the 70s