1965 Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub MK 2 - FULL SET - Ref. 869109
A rare, large and attractive diving wristwatch with its original papers and box.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
Most associate Universal Genève with either Compax chronographs or the highly celebrated Polerouter collection.
In 1961, Universal Genève expanded the Polerouter line with the Polerouter Sub, a larger, more robust watch meant for divers. The distinguishing characteristics of this model include the art deco numbers, the use of red accents on the dial, and the rotating bezel.
The featured example is highly rare and collectible, for many reasons:
. The overall condition is extremely good, the bezel usually dammaged is very nice.
. The crown and crystal are original and signed with the Universal Genève logo, on the vast majority of similar models, one or both of these unfindable spare parts are replaced by generic.
. The watch comes as a 'Full Set', that is to say with its original box and papers.
You don't want to miss this one !
1894 The origins
Talented watch makers Numa Emile Descombes and Ulysse Georges Perret, found a company specializing in making complicated watches. Foreign trade develops rapidly and products are enthusiastically received.
1897 Early successes
Descombes dies and Perret associates with Louis Edouard Berthoud in making complete pocket-watches. In 1898 they present a chronograph with 30-counter, the Universal Watch Extra, and subsequently release their first wristwom chronograph in 1917.
1934 A legend in the making
The company is renamed Universal Watch, relocates to Geneva and enjoys impressive and international growth. A succession of elegant and complicated models — the Compax, Aero-Compax and Tri-Compax (1930-40), Polerouter (1954) and Microtor UG66 (1966) — leave and indelible imprint on their area.
1960’s A brand on the move
In keeping with its taste for innovation, Universal Genève launches the world’s thinnest quartz calibre in 1975. During the 1980s and 90s, the brand enjoys an impressive international reputation and its represented in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Italy.
- Maker: Universal Genève
- Model: Polerouter Sub MK2
- Reference: 869109/01
- Case N°: 2392xxx
- Year: 1965
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 37,5x48x12,5mm
- Caliber: In House UG 69
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: Original Universal Genève Box + Guarantee stamped in 1965 + Booklet
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in great condition with a very well preserved original dial, unscratched crystal, the steel hands and unrepolished case are also in great condition, all angles are very sharp. There is no sign of any corrosion on the movement and no dammage on the inside of backcover due to the microtor friction (Very common).
This is a great and rare timepiece, elegant, sporty and and highly collectible, especially with its original guarantee, booklet and box.
A nice presence on the wrist with its 37,5mm case, perfect for every situation.