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SOLD - 1954 UNIVERSAL GENEVE Polarouter Tropical Ref. 20217-4

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Young Genta's Masterpiece.


The 'Polarouter' was first introduced in 1954, and the name quickly changed to 'Polerouter' in 1955. An extremely short-run of this first variant.

A horological icon, Gerald Genta is famed for many watch designs, this being his first. The elegant, twisted 'bombe' lugs and curve from side-to-front, and the distinctively textured index screams mid-20th-century luxury, with advertisements back in the day pushing this as 'the pilot dress-watch', flying the SAS (Scandinavian Airline Services) over the North Pole. With it's antimagnetic movement, and thinned down automatic movement, it has become an extremely collectible sub-cultural timepiece icon.


Dial: Tropical. Changing from lighter to darker browns throughout the dial. Original radium plots. Crosshair. No date. Minor spotting. 

Hands: Radium-filled, alpha hands. 

 Original 'U' crown.

Case: Stainless steel, screw-back. 34mm excluding crown.

Calibre: 138SS Bumper Automatic.

Strap: Includes a set of 18mm vintage style straps, in distressed brown.

Shipping & Returns

Shipped with DHL Priority.

No returns.

Care Instructions

Vintage watches need some TLC... Keep dry from moisture and water.


Your quick-mouthed boss may always get the last word... Yet your sophisticated style speaks louder.