GOLDEN JANUS CABRIOLET, REF. 042.400
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum and pink gold
CASE DIAMETER: 33 x 26.5mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with Universal Genève deployant ant buckle in stainless steel and 18k gold
DIAL: Silvered on both sides
FUNCTIONS: Time only on the first dial / Jump hour, GMT, day/night indicator, and date on the second dial
CALIBER: UG 42
ACCESSORIES: Universal Genève book shaped presentation box and international guarantee
From a private collection
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Universal Genève was established in 1894 by Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret. In 1994 to celebrate the firms 100th anniversary they decided to come out with the Golden Janus model. The present example is number 5 out of 150. This model features a rectangular shaped case with a hinge allowing the case to be lifted and flipped over similar to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. The front dial is time only and the other side shows the time with a jump hour aperture, am/pm indicator and a date subsidiary dial. The case is two-tone platinum and pink gold. This Universal Genève Golden Janus is a beautiful and interesting watch great for many occasions.
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