Universal Geneve is a very well known Swiss watch company that still exists today. Visit their corporate website here.
During the 1960s, Universal Geneve licensed Bulova’s Accutron tuning fork movements for their Unisonic range:
- Universal Geneve Unisonic D = Accutron Calibre 218D
- Universal Geneve Calibre 1-51 = Accutron Calibre 2180
- Universal Geneve Calibre 1-52 = Accutron Calibre 2181
- Universal Geneve Calibre 1-53 = Accutron Calibre 2182
- Universal Geneve Calibre 2-51 = Accutron Calibre 2180F
All parts are interchangeable; only the engraving on the train bridge plate and the colour of the plates are different.
The first example below is probably my all time favourite dial design of any Electric Watch — I call it “The Buzzsaw” for obvious reasons. It came complete with box and signed paperwork indicating it was originally sold on 20th December 1973 — an Xmas present for some lucky person! Universal Geneve also did another Unisonic Buzzsaw dial in red and gold. Watches with these Buzzsaw dials are rarely seen.