Universal Geneve Wristwatches

Universal Genève was founded by Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret in 1894 in the small Swiss town of Le Locle, where the two men were born. Initially a producer of pocket watches, the firm introduced its first chronograph pocket watch in 1898 and its first hand-wound chronograph wristwatch in 1917. A self-winding wristwatch, the Auto-Re, arrived in 1925, and by the 1930s, the company had relocated to Geneva, where it produced...Continue Reading
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