Universal Geneve Gilt Shadow Ultra-Slim VWS-1686

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Here is a stunning, all original ultra-slim Universal Geneve Gilt Shadow from 1972. The brown sunburst dial is in very fine condition with barely any marks. It has a gilt lettering UG logo and golden strip hour markers, double at 12 o’clock. The golden fils hands are in excellent condition. Note that due to the ultra slim profile, this watch does not have a seconds hand. At 3 o’clock, the white framed window displays the date, which can be semi quick-set by first turning the hands through midnight so the date changes, then immediately turning the hands backwards to 21:00 and then forward through midnight again. Repeat as necessary. 

The brushed gold plated c-shaped case with the original crown and crystal is in very fine condition, with just a few small marks apart from a small chip on the right side below the crown, at the underside of the case. The stainless steel case back is in fine condition, with a circular brushed pattern and slight wear.

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

Inside the watch, UG’s fantastic 2-67 movement with the micro-rotor makes the ultra-slim profile of the watch possible. The watch was fully serviced in April 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.

Universal Geneve made many fantastic watches, and this one has a secure place as one of them. As dress watches go, they don’t come much more elegant than this one. This is a watch that will make its next owner very happy indeed.


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 567102
Code    VWS-1686
Movement    Automatic
Case material    Gold/Steel
Bracelet material  Leather
Year    1972 (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 2-67
Power reserve    40 h
Number of jewels    25
Frequency  19800 A/h


Case material    Gold/Steel
Case diameter    35 x 38 mm
Water resistance    Not water resistant
Bezel material   Gold/Steel
Crystal    Plexiglass
Dial    Brown
Dial numerals    No numerals


Bracelet material   Steel
Bracelet length  185 mm
Bracelet color    Steel
Lug width    18 mm 
Clasp    Double fold clasp
Clasp material    Gold/Steel





Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set