Universal Genève
Polerouter de Luxe 
Lot No. 416
Lot No. 416
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A rare vintage Geneva wristwatch with centre seconds and tropical dial - another dial is included with this watch
Estimate  1,800 - 2,500 €
a lot of the last auction!
Product Details
18k rose gold, screw back.
very good, slightly worn.
very good, oxydized.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
34 mm
Product Description

The Universal "Polerouter" model was launched in 1954 and was on the market until the early 1960s. It took its name from the fact that the watch was specially designed for the SAS (Scandinavian Airline System) pilots who flew the Royal Viking stretch from Copenhagen to Los Angeles that took them over the North Magnetic Pole. At the time the price of an 18k gold Universal Polerouter was equivalent to the price of a VW Beetle.
The Polerouter presents itself as an irresistible combination of a fascinating and glamorous history with a modern and elegant design and technical innovation: due to the fact that the movement can be reached without having to take the rotor off completely, the microrotor system is extremely practical and easy to service. It was patented in 1958.
The model features a so-called tropical dial, which means that the dial has changed its colour slightly over time - tiny russet specks have appeared, which make this piece even more appealing to collectors. Another dial is included with this watch.

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