Steel Universal Ref. 206513 -1 vintage wristwatch, circa 1956
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with bombé lugs
A classic 1950s design with faceted pointed baton indexes and dauphine hands, this is a stylish Universal model. The stainless steel case has flowing, bombé-form lugs which are similar although slimmer in design to those found on the early Universal Polerouter and Polarouter models.
Universal was originally founded in 1894 in Le Locle, Switzeland, by Ulysse Georges Perret (1868-1933) and Numa Emile Descombes (1863-1897). The firm’s head office was moved to Geneva between 1918 & 1919. Universal is best known for its complication wristwatches, notably its Compax models with combinations of chronographs and calendars as well as its Polerouter series.
[M] Universal calibre 332 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber, protective metal movement cover [D] silvered dial, raised faceted pointed baton indexes, dauphine hands, centre seconds [C] stainless steel circular case, the chamfered bezel and tops of the lugs with polished finish, case sides and lug sides with satin finish, screw-down case back, Universal winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.