1965 Universal Geneve Polerouter Date (Ref.204607/1 ) Black Gilt Dial
This Universal Geneve Polerouter ref. 204607/1 is a beautifully well-maintained piece of history, remaining 100% original. Designed by arguably one of the most influential watch designers to ever be recognized. This watch is a stand out in any collection with an interesting background. If you don't know the name Gerald Genta, This is the same man responsible for designing some of the most iconic timepieces in existence including the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
One of the most notable Universal Geneve watches of the post-war era was the Polerouter. Designed by Gerald Genta. Genta was recruited by Universal Genève SA, which was at the time one of the most recognized watch companies in both Europe and the U.S. mostly recognized for the company's chronograph models. After Universal Genève settled a patent dispute regarding the micro-rotor caliber of movement, The Polerouter was originally manufactured as the Polarouter in 1954, containing the Cal. 138SS bumper movement which was then quickly replaced with the Cal. 215 micro rotator movements which also resulted in a subtle name change from Polarouter to Polerouter.
The Polerouter had taken on many variations within its first 15 years of production including Polerouter de luxe, Polerouter Genève, Polerouter Compact, Polerouter Super, Polerouter "NS", Polerouter III, Polerouter Jet, and the Polerouter Sub.
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The twisted lug case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past retaining very strong and even lugs with light signs of use. The case retains its original "Universal Geneve" signed crown. The case retains its original crystal with the UG logo in the center of the crystal and asymmetrical cyclops. The original case back factory engravings are lightly worn from use but still remain visible. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The black gilt dial remains in stunning original condition showing no crazing and only light signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely darker ivory patina and show light degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is era correct with art deco numerals.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.