Universal Geneve 869112 Vintage Polerouter Date SS / SS Circa 1960's (32277)

32277 Universal Geneve Polerouter Date, stainless steel on original UG stamped JB Champion bracelet, matte black dial with luminous baton hands, UG Caliber 1-69 micro-rotor movement is in excellent condition, 28 jewels, center sweep seconds hand, date at 3 o'clock, signed winding crown, acrylic crystal, solid screw down case back, circa 1960's, diameter: 35mm, thickness: 11mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6-month warranty.


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This is a vintage c. 1960's stainless steel Universal Geneve Polerouter Date 869112. It has an integral original stainless steel link UG stamped JB Champion bracelet with a folding deployment clasp, and an acrylic crystal. It includes a signed screw down winding crown, and a solid screw down case back engraved with "STAINLESS STEEL," and a serial number. The 35mm diameter solid two-body case, gently curved lugs, bracelet, and angled bezel, are polished/brushed. There is a matte black dial with luminous tritium steel baton hands, a center sweep steel second hand, and there are applied steel double-baton hour indices with luminous pips, around an luminous perimeter minute/second scale. It has a steel-rimmed date aperture window at the 3 o'clock position. The 11mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. It has a 55-hour power reserve at full winding,

This Universal Geneve Polerouter Date 869112 has a mechanical automatic self-winding UG Caliber 1-69 micro-rotor movement. It's rhodium plated, with fausses côtes embellishment, and it's constructed with 25 jewels, a shock absorber system, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance. It includes a shock-absorber, a self-compensating flat balance spring, a 21K gold micro rotor, and the "stop oil" chemical treatment preventing oil from shifting, and thus reducing service intervals.

The Universal Geneve Polerouter Date 869112 with the cal. 69 movement was introduced in 1962. The Polerouters were designed by Gerald Genta for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in 1954 for their pilots who had accomplished the Copenhagen to Los Angeles polar route flight path.