Most people who are into watches will have heard of a man named Gerald Genta. This man might be the most well-known and respected watch designer of all time. Genta has designed the Nautilus for Patek Philippe, the Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet (which practically saved the brand), and his designs really had an impact on the watch market during the quartz crisis. One of Genta’s earlier designs which most people don’t know was for Universal Geneve; the Polerouter.
His talent was unveiled right away when he designed this piece in 1954 at the age of 23. This 34.5 mm beauty has an extremely elegant appearance. Its size is modest but it doesn’t feel that small. The ‘lunette’ which is positioned under the plexiglass is slightly lifted and has some sort of engine-turned hour indexes.
This particular example is in beautiful condition. It features curved lugs, not completely dissimilar to the Omega Speedmaster Professional. We have paired it with a brown suede strap.