Universal Geneve Gilt Shadow Ultra-Slim VWS-1257

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Here is a stunning, all original ultra-slim Universal Geneve Gilt Shadow from 1975 in near mint condition. The brushed brown dial is in very fine condition with barely any marks. It has gilt lettering UG logo and golden strip hour markers. The golden fils hands are in excellent condition. Note that due to the ultra slim profile, this watch does not have a seconds hand.


The gold plated tonneau case with the original crown and crystal is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear. The stainless steel case back is in very fine condition, with a brushed pattern and just a couple of small marks.


The watch comes on an after market leather strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, UG’s fantastic 2-66 movement with the micro-rotor contributes to the ultra-slim profile of the watch. The watch was fully serviced in November 2021 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


This is an iconic 70’s dress watch, looking larger than it is due to its very slim profile. This is a watch not only for vintage enthusiasts but for anyone wanting a watch on their wrist combining stylish and timeless design with leading edge engineering.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

Basic info

Brand    Universal Geneve
Model    Gilt Shadow
Reference number 566105
Code    VWS-1257
Movement    Automatic
Case material    Gold/Steel
Bracelet material    Leather
Year    1975 (Approximation)
Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
Location Switzerland, Lonay


Movement    Automatic
Movement/Caliber   Universal Geneve 2-66
Power reserve    40 h
Number of jewels    25
Frequency  19800 A/h


Case material   Gold/Steel
Case diameter    32 x 38.5 mm
Thickness   7.8 mm
Water resistance    Not water resistant
Bezel material   Gold/Steel
Crystal    Plexiglass
Dial    Brown
Dial numerals    No numerals


Bracelet material   Leather
Bracelet color    Brown
Lug width    19 mm 
Clasp    Buckle
Clasp material    Gold/Steel




Central seconds, Only Original Parts,