About this watch

I know that sometimes I am guilty of getting carried away with my enthusiasm for a piece and I don’t make any apologies for that nor will I on this occasion.

Some people only focus on the most expensive pieces around or are obsessed by only one manufacturer often with a coronet logo! But for me they miss some real gems

What I love is finding a piece that is just simply beautiful and as perfect to wear today just as it was in the 1950’s when it was sold new.

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 and Omega

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 Geneve.

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 this runs perfectly and like all our other pieces is guaranteed for a full 12 months.

What makes this lovely piece extra special is that it is the Deluxe model with a 33.5 mm solid 18ct Rose gold case and dual toned dial which is simply outstanding when it catches the light?

The watch is fitted to a new quality Saffiano black leather strap and is in stock and ready for worldwide delivery.

Our stock number 1234

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