Although perhaps best known for its chronographs, Universal Genève produced some time-only watches whose quiet elegance is immensely appealing to modern eyes. The watch that we offer here is a Reference 842101/06 from the 1970s. Where design trends of many watches produced during that period lean toward a chunky athleticism, this watch is all slim, clean lines.
The deep blue dial (lightly speckled with age) is clean and uncluttered, with applied stick markers and long, thin hands. The only testament to 1970s aesthetics is the bold Universal Genève logo at 12 o’clock, which features a “U” in a bubbled typeface reminiscent of graffiti.
The 31.5mm (37.5 lug to lug) steel case is unpolished and possesses an airy thinness, making it a delight to wear. This is achieved by the 17-jewel Calibre 42 manually-wound movement, one of the finest time-only movements that the manufacture produced during that period.
- Case: Steel
- Dial: Blue dial with Applied Stick Markers
- Movement:Calibre 42
- Winding: Manual
- Crystal: Acrylic
- Strap: Tan Leather Strap
- Diameter: 31.5mm
- Length: 37.5mm
- Lug Width: 16mm
- Ref: 842101/06
- Year: 1970’s
- Box: No
- Papers: No
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