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Universal Genève - Swiss watch manufacture

Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret together founded in 1894 in Le Locle first an etablissage workshop and a watch trading. Early on, the company specialized in wristwatches and in the first world war produced a bracelet chronograph. By 1918, Universal had already openend a branch in Geneva, which was gradually expanded to become the administrative center of the company.

In the 1930s, the focus was on the production of wrist chronograph models with the models Colonial, Compur and the very successful Compax chronograph range.

In 1954 the launch of the well-known wristwatch model “Polerouter” followed. In 1956 a new production facility in Geneva was established and thus the entire production was shifted there. In the sixties, Universal temporarily worked together with Movado

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Lange employees in front of the [[:2001]] re-inaugurated headquarters of „A. Lange & Söhne". The building was built in 1873. (click to enlarge!)
Lange employees in front of the 2001 re-inaugurated headquarters of „A. Lange & Söhne“. The building was built in 1873.

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The young German company [[:Nomos]] in [[:Glashütte]] (click to enlarge!)
The young German company Nomos in Glashütte

Upcoming Brands

  • Blancpain and Chronoswiss
    Rebirth of the mechanical watch at the beginning of the eighties
  • Franck Muller and Parmigiani
    Two watch artists who have created their own brand in the top segment
  • Chopard
    A German family positions their own successful luxury brand
  • Sinn
    With unusual direct marketing straight into the hearts of the watch friends
  • Nomos
    From pioneer after the German 'Wende' to fashion brand and manufacture
  • Fortis
    With distinctive and robust space and pilot's watches to success
  • Xemex and Temption
    Modern creativity creates timeless and clear design
portal_watch_brands.txt · Last modified: 19.06.2023 16:11 by gerdlothar

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