UNIVERSAL GENEVE Automatic Polerouter Ref H 20217-4 (1957)

Sale price Price £1,550.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Manufacturer - Universal Geneve

Year - 1957

Reference / Calibre - 138SS Bumper Automatic

Case No. - 1807524

Material - Stainless Steel - 35.5 mm not including crown (replacement crown in period correct shape fitted during inspection and regulation)

Case, movement, and dial signed

This is an undeniably iconic and collectible watch (and becoming ever more so), designed by an even more iconic individual: Gerald Genta (think AP Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus - this man knew a thing or two about designing wristwatches - with its curved lug case and crosshair tuxedo dial, outer engine turned covered bezel, this is 1950s design at its finest

The original dial is in good condition, with some light pitting evenly spread

The hands are straight with just the slightest oxidation and darkened lume , whilst the hour lume markers also remain in tact and present

The caseback engraving remains legible and clearly displays the ref and serial numbers

Crystal and crown were replaced during regulation and inspection by our trusted watchmaker, and the watch is running strong and keeping excellent time - however, it is sold As Is and a service is recommended (hence the fair price)

Case is good, with surface wear typical of age - please refer to images

The watch comes on a generic vintage stainless steel bracelet which suits the watch well (19 mm between the lugs)

These watches are gaining traction in the market, and finding a nice example is proving ever more difficult - strike now before it's too late