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Universal Geneve Polerouter Calendar Crosshair - Tropical Dial - c.1960

$3,355.00 USD
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A Stunning Universal Geneve Polerouter Calendar Crosshair with A Beautifully Tropicalised Dial - c.1960

First released on 15 November 1954, the Universal Genève Polarouter was billed as a shock-resistant and anti-magnetic watch, chosen as the official timepiece of the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and worn by all flight captains. The Polerouter was designed by world-famous watch designer Gerald Genta who was responsible for some of the industry’s most iconic designs–among them the Royal Oak and the Nautilus. 

What’s On Offer 

Universal GenevePolar Router nDate Auto - UG Patent? Micro-Rotor - Open 9s and 6s Original UG Crown Caseback - UG Polar Router Cal: 215/1 Swiss 28j Inside C/B Hf 

First released on 15 November 1954, the Universal Genève Polarouter was billed as a shock-resistant and anti-magnetic watch, chosen as the official timepiece of the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and worn by all flight captains. The Polerouter was designed by world-famous watch designer Gerald Genta who was responsible for some of the industry’s most iconic designs–among them the Royal Oak and the Nautilus. 

What’s On Offer 

This Polerouter is in wonderful vintage condition and for those of us that love and appreciate the organic ageing of watches, that tropical dial is something to behold! The dial was probably originally black in the centre, following exposure to sunlight and climate conditions, in conjunction with any other external factors, it has aged to the glorious chocolate patina that we collectors love so much! This watch is powered by the 215 micro-rotor movement, one of the first of its kind (the other being Hamilton/Buren’s “planetary” rotor found in their Thin-O-Matic range). Though the revolutionary 215 was first introduced in 1955, Universal Genève was not able to patent the movement until 1958 due to a legal dispute with Buren. As a result, early 215s were signed “Patented Rights Pending” underneath the rotor. 

Alongside its beautiful tropical hues, the dial also boasts an outer steel chapter ring with 5-minute increments, elegant Dauphine hands and the nice balancing addition of the crosshair detail. The watch is running well and keeping good time. It is paired with a rather nice steel folding clasp bracelet that has an Italian hallmark. A beautiful watch with bags of charisma and an outstanding pedigree. We love it! 

Additional information

 


Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Tropical

Crystal: Acrylic

Bracelet: Stainless Steel

Technical specifications


Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 215-1

Jewels: 28

Waterproof:

Power reserve: 57hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition

Model Reference: 

Date of issue: c.1960

Warranty: 12 Months VWS

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 35.5mm

Lug width: 18.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 44mm

Wrist size: 185mm (approx)