A mint example of the striking Universal Geneve Polerouter Ref. 20214-1. The Polerouter traces its origins back to a collaboration between Universal and SAS in the 1950's when SAS opened a new route between Europe and California via the North Pole. Universal provided flight crews with automatic precision watches which were resistant to the strong magnetic field of the polar region. These watches went onto become the official chronometers of SAS.
The 20214 models are gold cap variants of the Polerouter with the 20214-1 model featuring the attractive circular pattern of the tension ring and folded Dauphine hands. Early examples such as this were powered by the automatic calibre 138 SS. In this case like all our watches the movement has received a full service.
For more information on the Polerouter story, we highly recommend checking out the fantastic resource of Polarouter.de (available in English and German). Here you can also see an original advert featuring the ref. 20214-1 without the Polerouter name present on the dial as in this example.
A stunning example of an attractive and historically important watch.