Presenting a very rare, collectable and elegant Universal Geneve ladies panther link bracelet in very heavy 18K rose gold plate circa 1940s. These pieces are being snatched up by collectors everywhere.
This very elegant piece measures 8" x .6" x .3" and weighs 40 grams. It closes securely with a hidden box clasp.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes or repairs. It is visibly hallmarked GENEVE MADE IN SWITZERLAND PLAQUE ORL GOLD 20 MICRON. Universal Geneve manufactures in 18K gold. Below is a chart by the US Gov which explains how well placed 20 microns is. It lists heavy plate as 2.5 microns This piece was plated at almost 8x that thickness.
US Gov. FTC classification for gold plated thicknesses
FTC Classification Micro-Inches (US inches) Microns (Metric)
Gold Flash (10 kt.) = 7.0 micro-inches .175 microns
Gold Electroplate = 7.0 micro-inches .175 microns
Gold Plate = 20 micro-inches .50 microns
Heavy Gold Plate = 100 micro-inches 2.5 microns
Universal Genève SA is a Swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1894 as Universal Watch.
Universal is internationally regarded for its style of craftsmanship and manufacture. In addition, the brand also makes historical claim for creating the first-ever chronographic wristwatch in 1917.
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