Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101
Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101

Vintage Watch | Universal Geneve White Shadow 866101

Regular price $599.00 USD Sale price $485.00 USD Save $114.00 USD



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 enthusiast 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 White Shadow we listed today. We can already see the design trace of Mr Genta's artistic touch on the watch.
Thanks to the record-breaking slim automatic movement on the White Shadow, the overall thickness of the watch is mind-bending when you get hold of it. The White Shadow is an extremely thin watch measures at 9.5mm, it is achievable by its Caliber 1-66 movement which at its time is the thinnest automatic movement in the world. The calibre reduced the thickness by using a micro-rotor to wind up the watch. The movement itself is just elegant! It is a great example for collectors because micro-rotor is only available in the most top-notch modern Swiss watches today.  

While is thin, the cushion shaped case is wide enough for the White Shadow to feel substantial on your wrist and is defiantly a perfect dress watch. Universal Geneve produced the White Shadow in many different dial combinations, the example we sourced today is with a clean white dial and a black Universal Geneve logo. The dial is paired with clean thin hands which help to express the minimalist design language of the watch. 

In recent years, we have been seeing Universal Geneve Polerouter doubling or even tripling in its market value, the White Shadow is definitely an undervalued watch that looks to take the rising trend very soon! If you are looking for a Gérald Genta watch or just looking for a micro-rotor watch to add to your collection, this is it! And this is as good as it can get!


Maker: Universal Geneve

Model: White Shadow 866101

Era: Circa 1970

Case Diameter: 35mm diameter; 6mm thickness

Lug Width: 18 mm

Case Condition: Case is in nice condition with only one minor mark at 5 o' clock 

Dial Condition: Clean white dial in amazing condition with a black Universal Geneve logo. Some aging was found on the dial 

Crystal Condition: Original Plexiglass

Movement: Automatic micro-rotor movement (rare find in the watch industry today) Fully functioning

The watch comes with a steel bracelet that is both vintage and easily adjustable. It comes with any color of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.

Do you ship into my country?
  • Of course! We ship worldwide.

How much is the shipping cost?

  • Free of charge!

What is the shipping method?

  • For Hong Kong customers, we will ship the product by Hong Kong Post Local Mail, or self-pick at SF Express
  • For overseas customers, we will ship the product by Registered Air Mail with tracking number by Hong Kong Post

What kind of payment do we accept?

  • We accept Paypal, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Apply Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Google Pay

Can I pay my invoice in other currency, besides HKD and USD? 

  • Sure, you can. We receive up to 24 foreign currencies through PayPal or Credit Card, such as: Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Danish Krone, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Krone, Czech Koruna, Israeli New Shekel, Mexican Peso, Brazilian Real, Indonesia Rupiah, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, New Taiwan Dollar, Thai Baht, Turkish Lira, and Russian Rubble.

International Tracking

We ship our orders using Hong Kong Post. This means that when Hong Kong Post collect the shipments from us here in the HK, they are then taken down to Hong Kong Air Mail Center to be sorted and passed on to the destination country's postal service. When tracking your order, you are able to do it through the Hong Kong Post website or your domestic Postal services website. The links to which can be found below but if your country is not listed then this means that your country does not accommodate the 'Tracked & Signed' service. Your country will accept Hong Kong Post's 'International Signed' service which is not trackable until the package has been signed for.

Tracking your order on the Hong Kong website, please follow this link - Hong Kong Post