UNIVERSAL GENEVE CLOISONNE
Enamelling is an art used by artisans since the beginning of haute horlogerie to embellish the most precious watches. The most refined type of enamelling is undoubtedly cloisonné enamelling. Cloisonné enamelling consists of dividing the surface of the dial with gold wires to outline the design, and then filling these divisions with coloured enamels. The dial of this time-only wristwatch Universal Geneve is made using this technique, making this watch an exceptionally beautiful and rare timepiece.
The present Cloisonnè Universal Geneve, depicting a battle between mounted and armored warriors, is truly a stunning wristwatch. As one of the few Universal Geneve watches with a cloisonné dial, it is a rarity in itself, but the uniqueness of the depiction on the dial makes it even more desirable. Indeed, the most common Cloisonnè dials motifs are landscapes, animals, cities or continents. The depiction of a battle on a cloisonné dial is extremely rare to find.
With an exceptionally well-preserved dial, a case that has never been touched, and even the original leather bracelet, this Universal Geneve is undoubtedly a true treasure for the watch collector.
Serial Number 1556XXX, Year 1950 circa.