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Universal Genève Polerouter ref. 204612/1



Maker: Universal Geneve
Model: Polerouter ref. 204612/1
Functions: Date
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 35.5mm
Case Thickness: 10mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Lume: Yes, tritium
Lug Width: 19mm
Box/Papers: No/No
Year: 1962-1963


The case is in wonderful condition, likely unpolished. The dial is in absolute mint condition without any scratches or spotting. The lume has turned into a darker custard color. The original unsigned crystal has a crack at 9 and can be changed at the buyer’s request for an aftermarket one without the cyclops; for originality purposes, we have maintained the original one. Inside, the caliber 218-2 is working great (no loose rotor). The big crown is totally original and correct for this reference.




The Universal Geneve Polerouter is one of watchmaking’s best pieces. It is not the most complicated, neither the highest quality. This watch represents an era in which watchmaking was trully aimed at a specific purpose.

This particular watch was developed by Universal Geneve (and designed by the famous Gerald Genta) for the SAS (Scandinavian Airline System) to fly over the North Pole in the 1950s. This is a true aviation watch that, in our opinion, is still undervalued.