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

Universal Geneve

Item No. 5043

Today's offering features an exceptional White Shadow watch with Microtor movement.

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 Microtor 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 microtor design still in use today by a number of companies. Later Buren, Piaget, and 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!

The watch is in gorgeous true expertly restored condition - it presents as a 9.7 out of 10. It is fully UG down to the original hands and crown. The dial is a perfect refinishing.

As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled the Microtor movement.

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

A fifty year old Microtor 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
  • Model: White Shadow, Ref. 866105
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Microrotor Automatic
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Universal Geneve, Swiss, Acier Inoxydable, 2
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown - 24mm including), 38.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (outside): 866105, 3410188
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dial: Blue with white 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, Twenty Five Jewels, 2 Adjustments, 2-66
  • Jewels: 25 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock croc and lizard straps and different colors.
  • Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system
  • Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. warranty.
  • 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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