Vintage Universal Geneve Watches
View our range of vintage Universal Geneve watches for sale. Throughout most of the 20th century, Universal Genève delivered many important ‘firsts’ in watchmaking. Universal Geneve watches are world renown, not only for their innovation, craftsmanship and quality but for its true ‘Swiss ‘manufacture’ status.
Universal also became famous in the latter half of the century for its ‘Polerouter’. Initially created for Scandinavian Air Services, this watch was created by the famous watch designer Gerald Genta. It was worn by airline pilots making flights to California via the Arctic Circle for the first time. The Polerouter Cal.215 micro-rotor movement was another first, taking up much less space than an external rotor. This design has been adopted by many high-end manufacturers such as Patek Philippe and Lange & Söhne.