1960s Universal Geneve Polerouter Geneve micro-rotor cal. 69
Universal Genève, the creator of legendary watches during the 20th century, was renowned for its elegance and technical expertise. Among the flagship models, such as the Compax, Aero-Compax, and Tri-Compax, stands the iconic Polerouter. In 1954, when Gérald Genta was only 23 years old and already very promising, he created the Polerouter, originally called the “Polarouter,” to commemorate the polar flights of Scandinavian Airlines. It was soon renamed Polerouter and became a symbol of the brand.
The Polerouter is a rare watch, with many variations that make it highly coveted by collectors and enthusiasts alike. It is a testament to the genius of Gérald Genta and his ability to create multiple iterations of the same model, each with a unique character. The watch is rarely seen in its “Geneve” version.
The Polerouter’s steel case measures 34mm, with beautifully elongated lugs that give it a sleek and stylish appearance. The cream-colored dial is elegantly balanced by the luminescent dauphine hands and indexes, while the discreet date window at 3 o’clock adds both utility and cachet to the piece.
The watch is powered by the in-house automatic caliber Microrotor 69, renowned for its robustness and accuracy, which ensures its reliability and precision.
Today, the Polerouter remains a beloved classic, with a rich history and timeless design that continues to captivate watch enthusiasts around the world.