UNIVERSAL GENEVE UG POLEROUTER SUB 869116/01 ASYMMETRIC CASE 1960s 40MM MICROTORUniversal Genève
For auction is a 1960's Universal Geneve Polerouter Sub ref. 869116/01 asymmetric case unpolished crazed crystal 40mm. An iconic and important vintage dive watch for many reasons. The chief among them is that famous and unique to the reference asymmetric case. No other watch uses it and it is fantastic. Housing a just serviced microtor movement that beautiful case retains its original polish but also shows its age on the wear to the aluminum bezel. Original crazed crystal with asymmetric shaped date magnifier. The traffic cone shaped hands have a perfect patina and the reverse arabic markers on a white background a timeless and important look.
Ref #: 869116/01
Diameter: 40 mm w/out crown, 42 mm w/crown, 48 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Gram Weight: 61 grams
Movement: UG microtor caliber 1-69 automatic
Crystal: Original acrylic crystal showing some natural crazing due to age
Strap/Bracelet: High grade leather
Case: STAINLESS STEEL brushed asymmetric case with aluminum rotating diver bezel, original XL screwdown crown, screwdown caseback showing wear
Dial: BLACK with some subtle brown undertones, tritium hour markers with white painted batons and 'reverse arabic' numerals, date at 3 o'clock, 'traffic cone' wide sword hands with a nice even patina, UG logo and Polerouter Sub writing in red
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): a very original example with crazed crystal and bezel that shows wear but an excellent semi-chocolate dial, just serviced and working well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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