Universal Genève, "Golden Janus Cabriolet", series of 10 unique commemorative pieces, produced expressly for the 100th Anniversary of Universal in April 1994
Vente aux enchères Antiquorum N°122 - 09 avril 1994 - Lot N°149
Universal Genève, "Golden Janus Cabriolet", series of 10 unique commemorative pieces, produced expressly for the 100th Anniversary of Universal in April 1994. Very fine rectangular, two time-zone with diurnal and nocturnal indication, jumping-hour, platinum and 18ct pink gold "cabriolet" gentleman's wristwatch with fitted box and certificate.
C. massive, polished, outer case in platinum, on the top lug, at 12 o'clock, rotating system for the " cabriolet", on the back, the Universal Watch logo and the effigy of "Janus", inside, the dedication "100 ans de tradition horlogère, 1894-1994, Modèle unique". Bezel set with 50 diamonds. Inner case in 18ct pink gold, bearing two crowns on one side for the separation of the functions, and one on the other side to adjust ail the functions of both dials, screwed bars. At 6 o'clock, a platinum boit engraved on one side : 1894 and on the other one 1994, serving in the same time to fix the inner case to the platinum body. D. on one side, white with blue mother of pearl center with painted Arabic numerals and indexes. Feuille pink gold hands. On the other side, white with blue mother of pearl auxiliary dials with painted Arabic numerals and indexes for the minutes and the seconds, apertures for the jumping-hour and the diurnal and nocturnal hours. M. 8 3/4"' cal. 42, rhodiumed, 17 jewels, lever escapement, Glucidur balance adjusted to 3 positions, Incabloc system, selfcompensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In mint condition. Dim. 26,5 x 43 mm.