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Universal Geneve Polerouter S 20217 4

Universal Geneve Polerouter S 20217 4

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Regular price $3,269.00
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 An excellent example of the highly collectable Universal Geneve Polerouter.

Designed by the legendary Gerald Genta in 1954 at the age of just 23, the Polarouter was an instant success and remains a highly sought-after watch to this day.

Originally introduced as the "Polarouter" watch, the watch was renamed to "Polerouter" and fitted with the famous calibre 215 "Microtor".  Several other Polerouter models followed over the next twelve years, including versions with different casing-designs and dials. Personally we're a fan of the version found here which we believe to be the most iconic of the bunch!

To add some perspective to the positioning of this watch, in the late 1950's a steel Polerouter cost as much as a Rolex Explorer whilst a 18k gold version with a gold bracelet cost nearly the same price as a Volkswagen Beetle!

Likewise, if you haven't come across Gerald Genta, he was the same chap that would go on to create the "Royal Oak" for Audemars Piguet, the "Nautilus" for Patek Philippe and many more iconic watches.

To say the Polerouter is an underrated watch would be an understatement. Whilst we've seen prices creeping up in the past few years (the last one we had sold within 2 minutes of us listing it!) we're just waiting for prices to sky rocket as people give this incredible watch the recognition it deserves.

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Key Information

Universal Geneve Polerouter S 20217

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Universal Geneve
  • Model: Polerouter
  • Ref.: 20217
  • Year: Circa 1954
  • SKU: 1871


  • Movement Calibre: 138SS
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 35.5mm

Box and Papers:

  • Original Box

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in overall excellent condition. The dial remains in good shape, there are specs to it as is common but overall its in excellent vintage shape. The case has received a polish in the past but also remains in good order. Finally the watch is fitted with a generic leather strap and comes with a Universal Geneve box. Please not the red marks are a reflection and not on the watch itself.

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Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.


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Should your watch run into mechanical issues we'll repair it. For full details see our terms and conditions here.


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