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  • Manufacturer: Universal
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 042.400
    Case No: 009/100
    Model Name: Golden Janus
    Material: Platinum and 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UG42-83
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Pink gold and stainless steel deployant clasp.
    Dimensions: 41mm length (including lugs) and 26mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by special 100th anniversary fitted box, undated and unstamped guarantee papers, instruction booklet and 2 extra straps.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The present Golden Janus in number 9 of a 100 piece limited edition made in 1994 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Universal Genève.

    - The watch is double sided and rotates on its hinge to show different dials. One side the dial indicates hours and minutes, the other dial features jumping hours, date and day/night indicator.

    - The watch is named after Janus, the god of doors in Roman mythology who represents the passing of time. He gave his name to the month of January, and like the present watch he has two faces.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1894

    Universal Genève was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1894 and was originally known as "Universal Watch." Since its inception, Universal Genève has produced watches with unusually high quality for their price point. Universal was among the first brands to introduce a chronograph wristwatch.

    Today, the firm's vintage models are highly sought-after and desired for their oversized cases and interesting dial designs. Key models include a variety of "Compax" models such as the "Nina Rindt" or "Evil Nina," the Uni-Compax, the Space-Compax, the Aero-Compax and the Film-Compax.

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Ref. 042.400
An unusual platinum and pink gold reversible two sided wristwatch with jump hours, date and day/night indication, number 009 of a 100 piece limited edition

41mm length (including lugs) and 26mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF15,120

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022