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Universal Genève
MADE FOR SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM: POLAROUTER DELUXE, REF 10234/1  YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1955
Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 138 SS bumper automatic, 17 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number: 1'678'562
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: 4 SAS Polarouter letters flown on the inaugural flight to Los Angeles, one card SAS Polar Route coaster

Catalogue Note

To commemorate SAS’s (Scandinavian Airlines Systems) polar flights from Copenhagen directly to Los Angeles in 1954, Universal Genève launched a watch designed by Gérald Genta, then only 23 years of age. This was one of Genta’s earliest contributions to watch design, and, of course, much more was yet to come. According to our knowledge the Polarouter De Luxe SAS was only given to the heads of the Scandinavian states responsible for the formation of SAS. The present lot bear the SAS logo on its golden dial and is one of only two known samples to come back to the market.

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