The Art of Horology in Geneva
LOT 154
Universal Watch, Genève, Autorem, circa 1925.Fine and rare, octagonal, self-winding, gentleman's wristwatch, Swiss Patents No. 91051 and 91463.
C. Signed Empire Watch Co., Geneva, nickel chrome, two body, polished, hinged case back, bevelled bezel, wire lugs. D. two-tone silver with painted and radium-coated indexes, auxiliary seconds dial. "Lozenge" radium-coated blued steel hands. M. 9''', rhodium plated, 15 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, flat balance spring, rotor à butoirs.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 28 x 28 mm.
Estimate: 1,000 CHF - 2,000 CHF
Grading system

C 3 D 4 - 5 - 01 M * 4 - 5 AAA
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The Auto-Rem self-winding mechanism (with rotor à butoirs) was the first system of Universal to be internationally patented in 1925.
The Art of Horology in Geneva
13-11-1999
Sold including buyer's premium:
2,415 CHF