1954 Universal Geneve Polarouter ref. 20217 'Tropical'

Sale price$5,250.00
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What We Fancy

The Polerouter is one of those watches that you need to wear on the wrist to really appreciate its genius design. Famously designed by a young Gerald Genta, you know, the guy who designed the Nautilus & Royal Oak. The long twisted lugs make the 35mm case wear considerably larger. The outer imposing silver track carries some serious Mad Men dress watch vibes and one can imagine it on the wrist of Don Draper as he gives an ad pitch to Jaguar. This particular example is an early iteration from the first year the model was released in 1954 making it very rare. YOu can distinguish these earlier models by the thicker more squared cases and Pol-A-router instead of the usual Pol-E-router you see on most models. Not only is this example an early generation but it’s also all original and has a beautiful tropical brown dial.

Brand: Universal Geneve

Model: Polerouter reference 20217

Case: 35.5mm wide (excluding crown), 10mm thick, all stainless steel screw-down case back, mineral crystal, signed crown

Movement: Universal Geneve caliber 138SS, bumper wind automatic, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Espresso Brown Smooth Calfskin (MSRP: $65), 18mm lug width

Features: Brown tropical cross-hair dial, applied logo, bumper wind automatic movement, twisted lugs, screw-down case back, dauphine handset, circa 1954

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall very good condition. The dial is great having turned a beautiful tropical brown. Some minor speckling is present. The steel case is in great condition for its age with some smaller superficial scratches in areas. The movement has been serviced and keeps accurate time when tested on the machine. An overall excellent early example.

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