Lot 52
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UNIVERSAL GENÈVE, GOLDEN JANUS CABRIOLET, REF. 042.400

Estimate : USD 8,000 - 12,000
Description

UNIVERSAL GENÈVE
GOLDEN JANUS CABRIOLET, REF. 042.400

CIRCA: 1994
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
MOVEMENT: Manual
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

Lot Notes

From a private collection

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case is in good condition with scratches. The case appears to be unpolished. The dials and hands appear to be original and in excellent condition. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.

The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

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Payment Information

You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

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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