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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 219

    Universal. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and tropical dial

    SIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENÈVE, POLEROUTER, AUTOMATIC, MICROROTOR, CASE NO. S 20217 4 - 1715017, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Universal. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and tropical dial
    Signed Universal, Genève, Polerouter, Automatic, Microrotor, case no. S 20217 4 - 1715017, manufactured in 1955
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 215, 28 jewels
    DIAL: black with luminous dot numerals, minute division, outer steel ring with engraved numerals, sweep centre seconds
    CASE: stainless steel, screw back, 36 mm. diam
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement


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    According to the Archives of Universal the present watch was made in 1955.

    The Universal Polenrouter first came out in 1954 as Polarouter with calibre 138 featuring a bumper self-winding movement. Only one year later, Universal replaced the original movement with a radically new automatic winding system: the Microtor with its incorporated rotor mass. The first movement, such as the present watch, were signed “patent rights pending” as Universal was facing legal issues to patent the technical design. On top of that, it is essential to mention that the Polerouter was actually designed by Gerald Genta almost 2 decades before he conceived the legendary Nautilus and Royal Oak.

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