UNIVERSAL GENEVE POCKET WATCH SALMON DIAL
Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret founded Universal Genève in 1894 in Le Locle (Neuchâtel, Switzerland). During the 1930s and 1960s, the company boomeed under the direction of Raoul Perret, son of the founder. Universal watches stood out for their elegance and mechanical technique and became an immediate success. Many were the legendary models appeared in this period: Compax, Aero-Compax and Tri-Compax (1930-40), Polerouter (1954) etc. In Late 1800s, early 1900s Universal specialized in the production of fine and elegant pocket watches. Before the arrival of wrist watches, pocket watches were a huge business for Universal which developed and created true works of art. Universal pocket watches are still the object of desire of many vintage watch collectors today. In fact, the charm of these objects is undeniable, especially if with rare dial configurations and perfectly preserved like this example.
The present Universal pocket watch is an exceptional specimen made in the early years of the 20th century. Featuring a refined caliber 292, an exceptional salmon dial with tachymetric and telemetric scales and feuille hands, an oversized round case, this pocket watch would surely be an exceptional addition to any vintage Universal collection. The overall condition is great: the case looks unpolished, the dial is flawless, the caseback has no steel cancer and closes perfectly, the fine caliber works flawlessly. Salmon dial pocket watches were made by Universal in extremely small numbers and are rarely found on the market making this timepiece and exceptionally rare unit.