Universal Genéve was founded in 1894 by Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse Perret. It was the company to release the first wrist-worn chronograph in 1917, at a time when wristwatches were considered a novelty amongst gentlemen.
Gerald Genta, ever heard of him? He’s the Swiss designer that created both Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus. Before these creations he, at the young age of 23, started his first big hit for a little company - Universal Geneve. He began designing the watch that would, one day, be the most iconic watch the brand would ever produce, the Polerouter.
Object nr: 229
Brand: Universal Genéve
Model: Polerouter Genève
Movement: Automatic microrotor Cal. 218-2
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: The crown have been replaced at some point
Dimensions: 34mm, without crown
Strap/Bracelet: Used Hirsch leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: The service history is unknown but the watch have been checked and controlled by our watchmaker without any need of service.
A beautiful watch in a beautiful condition. The dial is in very good condition. The case is in very good condition with just small signs of wear. The caseback may have been polished but is as you can see in very good condition depsite its age. All lume dots are intact and have developed a brown-ish look. The crown have been re-placed at some point.
Sold as "serviced” with warranty.
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