The Polerouter is one of Universal Geneve’s most iconic watches and the first Polerouters were designed by Gerald Genta, famed for designing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus amongst others. The Polerouter Sub, a later evolution of the original dress watch, was made for diving and featured a much bulkier asymmetric case and was made for diving. There were many iterations of the Polerouter Sub and this version with its aluminium bezel and quirky dial design is a second generation.
The second generation Polerouter Sub has one of the more unique dial designs I’ve seen with very stylised exploding Arabic numerals at 12,6 & 9. Its asymmetrical stainless steel case is utilitarian in its design and it comes further equipped with a screw down crown.
This Polerouter Sub is powered by an in-house UG 1-69 Microrotor movement and it is a really nice movement both architecturally and technically. It was very uncommon to see a movement with a micro-rotor back in the day and without the traditional big rotor getting in the way, you get to see the entire UG movement in all of its glory.
Universal Geneves in general have been very hot lately and this Polerouter Sub is no exception. They are very rare pieces and to find one with this patina and condition is not easy!