Universal Genève Polerouter 'Broad Arrow'

Regular price
$15,900
Regular price
Sale price
$15,900
REF 20360/3
Automatic
35.5 MM
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SKU AS06898
ref 20360/3
case size 35.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1950s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19
Includes Includes Analog:Shift Denham beige Alpine leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle.
REF 20360/3
Automatic
35.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06898
ref 20360/3
case size 35.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1950s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes Analog:Shift Denham beige Alpine leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle.

Why We Love it

Very rare is the watch that can check multiple boxes in the hearts and heads of watch collectors, which is the very reason that any collector — or future collector — needs a Polerouter.

With its ties to the great Gerald Genta — who was only 24 when he designed it — stunning looks, a horologically-significant movement and an interesting history to boot, the Polerouter is that one amazing value proposition that punches far above its weight class.

This particular Polerouter, a Reference 20360/3, stands out as something incredibly special. Dating to circa 1956-1957, it features a stainless steel twisted-lug case with a gloss black dial with a Tritium-filled chapter ring and a matching broad arrow handset. When combined with a correct signed, domed 'big crown', and UG's Calibre 215 automatic-winding micro-rotor movement within, this piece packs a massive punch. 

If all of those details don't sound like they're good enough — don't worry — theres more. The dial on this particular example has taken on an incredible and mesmerizing tropical patina, that when combines with the patinated luminous elements, leavs us with one of the most striking Polerouters that we have ever seen on the market. 

The culmination of design details like the gorgeous graduated chapter ring with the integrated asymmetric date window, the 'crosshair' dial, the svelte 'microtor' movement, the twisted lug case, and the outstanding build quality, leave us with a truly important watch from the most famous watch designer in history.

When you strap it on your wrist you’ll quickly see why collectors are always on the hunt for exceptional Polerouters — with this example being a holy grail for any collector.

Overall Condition

The case is in good condition overall showing heavy signs of wear consistent with age and use with no signs of polishing. Gloss black Tritium dial with Tritium-filled stainless steel chapter ring shows deep, even 'tropical' patination throughout and even patina across luminous elements with matching 'broad arrow' handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Universal Genève was founded in 1894 by Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse George Perret.
In the brand's earliest days, it established itself as a manufacturer of in-house movements of exceptional quality. Universal Genève was also among the first watch manufactures to specialize in wristwatches. In 1897, Louis Eduoard Berthoud — noted designer of complicated watch movements — joined the company. His involvement ensured Universal Genève's supremacy in the development of complicated watches in the 20th Century.
It was under Berthoud's leadership that the brand's reputation as a producer of chronographs was solidified. Chronographs, in particular — namely the Compur and the Compax lines — attracted the attention of watch aficionados, aviators, and militaries around the world. Even the Royal Family of the Netherlands issued a royal charter for Universal Genève to outfit the Dutch military with its chronographs.
Universal Genève was also once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress and time-only watches of the mid-20th century. From the purpose-driven Polerouter to the ornate Cabriolet, UG had a touch all its own and breathed incredible beauty and craftsmanship into every piece they produced. Although the brand is currently dormant, there is tremendous interest in collector circles for vintage models, and is regarded very highly by horological historians and design enthusiasts alike.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Make it yours will fit standard 19mm watches

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Universal Genève Polerouter 'Broad Arrow'

Universal Genève Polerouter 'Broad Arrow'

Regular price
$15,900
Regular price
Sale price
$15,900
Universal Genève Polerouter 'Broad Arrow'

Why We Love it

Very rare is the watch that can check multiple boxes in the hearts and heads of watch collectors, which is the very reason that any collector — or future collector — needs a Polerouter.

With its ties to the great Gerald Genta — who was only 24 when he designed it — stunning looks, a horologically-significant movement and an interesting history to boot, the Polerouter is that one amazing value proposition that punches far above its weight class.

This particular Polerouter, a Reference 20360/3, stands out as something incredibly special. Dating to circa 1956-1957, it features a stainless steel twisted-lug case with a gloss black dial with a Tritium-filled chapter ring and a matching broad arrow handset. When combined with a correct signed, domed 'big crown', and UG's Calibre 215 automatic-winding micro-rotor movement within, this piece packs a massive punch. 

If all of those details don't sound like they're good enough — don't worry — theres more. The dial on this particular example has taken on an incredible and mesmerizing tropical patina, that when combines with the patinated luminous elements, leavs us with one of the most striking Polerouters that we have ever seen on the market. 

The culmination of design details like the gorgeous graduated chapter ring with the integrated asymmetric date window, the 'crosshair' dial, the svelte 'microtor' movement, the twisted lug case, and the outstanding build quality, leave us with a truly important watch from the most famous watch designer in history.

When you strap it on your wrist you’ll quickly see why collectors are always on the hunt for exceptional Polerouters — with this example being a holy grail for any collector.

Overall Condition

The case is in good condition overall showing heavy signs of wear consistent with age and use with no signs of polishing. Gloss black Tritium dial with Tritium-filled stainless steel chapter ring shows deep, even 'tropical' patination throughout and even patina across luminous elements with matching 'broad arrow' handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Universal Genève was founded in 1894 by Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse George Perret.
In the brand's earliest days, it established itself as a manufacturer of in-house movements of exceptional quality. Universal Genève was also among the first watch manufactures to specialize in wristwatches. In 1897, Louis Eduoard Berthoud — noted designer of complicated watch movements — joined the company. His involvement ensured Universal Genève's supremacy in the development of complicated watches in the 20th Century.
It was under Berthoud's leadership that the brand's reputation as a producer of chronographs was solidified. Chronographs, in particular — namely the Compur and the Compax lines — attracted the attention of watch aficionados, aviators, and militaries around the world. Even the Royal Family of the Netherlands issued a royal charter for Universal Genève to outfit the Dutch military with its chronographs.
Universal Genève was also once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress and time-only watches of the mid-20th century. From the purpose-driven Polerouter to the ornate Cabriolet, UG had a touch all its own and breathed incredible beauty and craftsmanship into every piece they produced. Although the brand is currently dormant, there is tremendous interest in collector circles for vintage models, and is regarded very highly by horological historians and design enthusiasts alike.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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