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FS: Rare 1966 Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub (Ref. 869116/01) "

FS: Rare 1966 Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub (Ref. 869116/01) "Mk. 1 Dial"

Offered at $8500 USD We are always open to offers and trades. Please feel free to contact us at [email][/email] or by calling (213) 293-0555

This specific Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub is a highly collectible beautifully well-maintained piece of history, remaining 100% original. Designed by arguably one of the most influential watch designers to ever be recognized. 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 watch is a stand out in any collection with an interesting background.


Stock # UGPR 869116/01
Brand Universal Geneve
Style Diver
Model Polerouter Sub
Serial 2'50X'XXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black (Mk.1)
Millimeters 38mm
Bracelet 2pc Leather Strap (Dark Grey)


The asymmetrical case retains factory finishing and is believed to be unpolished showing light wear from use. The bezel retains it's original pearl and remains in excellent vintage condition showing almost no wear. The case retains the original crystal with the correct hallmark in the center and is showing light crazing. The crown is also original showing the signed U on the crown. Watch comes supplied with a 2pc leather strap or NATO strap of your choosing.


The matte black dial remains in excellent vintage condition. The "art deco" numerals have a classic vintage aesthetic. The lume plots are fully intact and have achieved a charming golden patina. The original hands remain in excellent condition and although a touch lighter in coloration is is a common occurrence with early Polerouter Sub's. The watch retains the original date wheel featuring art deco numerals as well. Both the lume on the dial and the hands remain fully intact showing zero lume degradation when viewed under U.V. light.


None. The watch is running at spec and is in perfect working condition.

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