Universal Watch was founded by two talented watchmakers, Mr. Numa Emile Descombes and Mr. Ulysse Georges Perret, which in 1897 associated with Mr. Louis Edouard Berthoud.
The registration of Perret & Berthoud brand name.
The first chronograph ever put on a wrist was invented by Universal Genève.
The first automatic wristwatch produced by Universal.
The introduction of the Cabriolet and 8-day watches.
... The inimitable chronographs of Compax Compur, Uni-Compax, Dato-Compax, Medico-Compax, Aéro-Compax 24H, Film-Compax, Flight-Compax… were restless invented in the Geneva’s manufacture house.
The first Compur, 2 pushers and 2 counters was seen for the first time on a Universal Genève Watch.
The first ever seen counter of 12 hours was invented by Universal Genève.
Universal Genève called “Compax” its chronograph 3 counters, 2 pushers system. This name is still, 70 years later on, a powerful name known by all the connoisseurs.
The Tri-Compax called “The Glorious” with days, weeks, jumping months and moon phase indicator, minute counter and hour counter, tachymeter scale was patented and worn by Mr. the President of the United States Harry S. Truman.
The Polerouter, the first watch, that, with its revolutionary automatic movement Microtor in-house produced, crossed the Atlantic on the wrist of a pilot of the Scandinavian SAS Airlines without being damaged by the attraction of the North pole.
The automatic Microtor movement was improved and came with his decentred rotor.
Universal Genève presented its improved Microtor (2.5 mm) . The Caliber 66 was put in the Golden Shadow, in house manufactured. The flattest watch of the world.
Bulova purchased Universal Genève at a crucial historical time, when the precursor of the quartz movement, the Accutron, invented by Bulova, was spread out. Bulova offered its new technology to Universal Genève to extend the brand...
… The prestige of the quartz generation would soon fall into obsolescence affecting Universal Genève, like many other Swiss brands.
The limited edition Golden Janus cabriolet was launched for the centenary of Universal Genève. Its double faces, analogical and jumping hours, with one unique movement Caliber 42 has been a great signature of the brand.
The Senna Watch by Universal Genève was created with the collaboration of the Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna’s family reaching success in both watches and cars world.
The limited edition Aéro Tri-Compax with moon phase and times zone indicator, was sold out before its launch.