1960's Universal Geneve White Shadow Micro-rotor Watch, Automatic - Stainless Steel

Universal Geneve

Item No. 8651

Today's offering showcases this very fine White Shadow watch with Micro-rotor movement that presents in gorgeous restored condition with striking blue vignette dial.

Described by a member of the watch media as the greatest technical advancement in self-winding watches in 30 years when it was introduced, the micro-rotor powered movement allowed watchmakers for the first time to fit even thin dress watches with automatic movements.

Here are some of this watch's features:

  • Universal Geneve Micro-rotor caliber 2-66 micro-rotor powered movement. The automatic winding system is kept powered by the use of a small solid gold rotor inset into the movement. The company was a pioneer of the revolutionary micro-rotor design still in use today by a number of companies. Later Buren and Piaget also sought similar patents. Patek Philippe and Chopard have used the technology for their exclusive and very expensive micro-rotor powered models.
  • The high-grade movement is protected against shock in two places and beautifully finished. It is of the quality you would find in watches that cost thousands of dollars.
  • Elegant vintage dress style design
  • Ultra thin automatic design - the complete watch is only approx. 7.5mm thick!

It is fully UG and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The photos couldn't do it justice.

Its case presents as mint. Its striking blue vignette dial has been refinished - the printing could pass as UG factory done to the naked eye.

As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled the Micro-rotor movement. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Universal Geneve in our testing position.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Note: For more on the Micro-rotor mechanism, visit this link on the Universal Geneve site.

A fifty year old Micro-rotor watch that looks like new!

Universal Geneve:
Since 1894, the fine Swiss firm Universal Geneve has produced very fine and collectible timekeeping instruments. The company that popularized the idea of the modern chronograph wristwatch, Universal Geneve has produced a number of exceptional timers, including the renowned Tri-Compax. The superior quality of their vintage offerings have earned them a place alongside those of Jaeger-LeCoultre and other of the world's fine watchmakers.

  • Manufacturer: Universal Geneve
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. later 1960's to 1970's
  • Serial no.: 3,410,962
  • Model: White Shadow, Ref. 866105
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Micro-rotor Automatic
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Universal Geneve, Swiss, Acier Inoxydable, 2
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown - 33.5m including), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (outside): 866105, 3410962
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dial: Blue vignette (lighter toward the center slightly darkening as it moves to the periphery) that has a slight electric tone to it, Roman indices, signed Universal Geneve and Swiss, expertly refinished
  • Hands: Original steel batons
  • Movement type: High grade, micro-rotor design with solid gold rotor, shock protected, rhodium plated and decorated, 25 jewels
  • Movement markings: Universal Geneve, Swiss, 25 Twenty Five Jewels, 2 Two Adjustments, 2-66
  • Jewels: 25 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Universal Geneve in our testing position. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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