1960s Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub (Ref. 869116/02) Mk.2

One of the most notable Universal Geneve watches of the post-war era was the Polerouter. Designed by Gerald GentaGenta 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. Then quickly replaced in 1958  with the new Cal. 215 microtor movement and a subtle name change from Polarouter to Polerouter. The Polerouter was then manufactured until late 1969. 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.

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 

This specific Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub is a highly collectible beautifully well-maintained piece of history. 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.


Stock # UGPR869116/02
Brand Universal Geneve
Style Diver
Model Polerouter Sub
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black (Mk.2)
Millimeters 38mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The excellent asymmetrical case is believed to be unpolished, retaining its factory finishing and showing honest signs of use. The original bezel shows some light wear but remains deep black in coloration and is missing its tritium pearl at 12 o'clock. The case retains its original crown. The case back shows signs of use and the serial number has worn. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The matte black Mk.2 dial with white and red accents is in wonderful vintage condition with only very minor signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have taken on a wonderful creamy golden patina exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The art deco font date wheel is original and correct for this watch.


None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown