Universal Genève. A stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch  Polerouter, Circa 1960

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Lot 154
Universal Genève. A stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch
Polerouter, Circa 1960

Sold for £ 357 (US$ 447) inc. premium
Universal Genève. A stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch
Model: Polerouter
Date: Circa 1960
Movement: 28-jewel Cal.69 automatic, microrotor, Pat.No.329805
Dial: White, raised ridged silvered surround with baton hour markers, black inner minute divisions, date aperture at 3, polished tapering baton hands with luminous inserts, centre seconds
Case: Polished round, screw down back
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather
Buckle/Clasp: Steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 35mm

Footnotes

  • Famed for the Royal Oak, Nautilus and Ingenieur designs, Gerald Genta also gave the horological world the Universal Polerouter. The Polarouter or Polerouter (depending on the execution of the model) was introduced in 1954 when Universal commissioned Genta to commemorate the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) polar flights from the US to Europe.

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