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This Polerouter Jet model is an incredibly crisp dress watch with subtle gold accents and an embedded crosshair motif, not seen on other Polerouter dials. This is a rare reference and certaintly one for collectors considering it's condition and the fact it has its original box.

 

The Polerouter was created by Gerald Genta in 1954. You may wonder why this is classified as a sports watch too? Well, the fact it has its crisp design and a stainless case, means it does sit within a very interesting category: The sporty-style dress watch.

There are several varieties of Polerouter models, but this rare Polerouter Jet jumps above those in it's design. The gold accents configuration keeps the correct balance with embedded gold indexes and very small dot minute markers. Contrasting to the indexes, the bold hands stand out and enhance the presence and legability of this crisp dial. The center-seconds hand is a thin and suitable match for the aformentioned design elements.

The cherry on the top of this dial is the slim silver embedded crosshair motif. This adds balance to the dial and an interesting point to catch your eye, melting all design elements together seemlessly.

Inside the watch is a caliber 215-9 with a micro-rotor. This 28 jewel movement is one of the most beautiful movements I have seen. The finish is second to none and highlights the overall mood of this watch - Crisp, elegant and ahead of it's time.

 

Specifics:

Maker: Universal Genève
Model: Polerouter Jet
Reference: 20355/2
Year: Circa 1957
Patent: 329603
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 9mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Tritium
Caliber:  Universal Genève self-winding, micro-rotor movement, caliber 215-9
Bracelet/Strap: Dark Brown Calf Leather
Lug Width: 19mm
Box/Papers: BOXED

 

Condition:

The case has no deep scratching and only very light surface scratching. 

On the caseback, the company logo is still clearly visible, along with the reference number on the caseback. This is fairly rare since they are often worn or polished off. The crown appears to be original. The dial is overall very clean and the print is still crisp. The dial surface shows some aging with a very minor uneven surface that can only be seen under a loupe; considered standard in older pieces. The lume plots are all intact. The handsets show some tarnishing. The movement is in strong running condition at this present time, keeping time to within 50 seconds a day.

Boxed 1950's Universal Genève Polerouter Jet Automatic

£1,500.00Price