About this watch

If ever a watch deserved more fame or a more widespread fan base this must be it.The universal Polerouter  was created in 1954 by none other than Gerald Genta at the tender age of 23 already a highly praised designer and a man who went on to work with virtually every top watch maker including Patek Phillipe (nautilus) Audemars Piquet (Royal Oak)as well as Rolex, Omega and countless others.

Genta was commissioned to design a watch to celebrate the achievements of Scandinavian Airlines polar flights from New York/Los Angeles directly to Europe today this may be taken for granted but then the airlines had to overcome the enormous problem of magnetic forces over the pole as did the official supplier of watches to the airline, Universal Genève. Hence the arrival of the aptly named Polerouter.

The Polerouter was positioned in the market by Universal as a challenger to the Rolex Explorer and in build quality and design I think its well up to the challenge.

This example from the late 1950,s runs on the later micro rotor automatic movement which was a remarkable technical achievement in its day and as this is fresh from the workshop for a service it runs perfectly

I doubt a better example of this piece can be found and to find one with an original Universal bracelet is nigh on impossible. The 35mm stainless steel case is probably the best I have seen for a long time.

If you are looking for an eye catching superb quality ,ultra-reliable vintage piece that is sure to be a subject of conversation then I can’t recommend this highly enough .

This piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping.

Our stock number 1180

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