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Universal Geneve Polerouter SUB, Ref. 869121

CHF 12,000


Fine and very rare vintage all steel third-generation large 40mm asymmetric Universal Geneve Polerouter SUB, Ref. 869121, with highly desirable Red bakelite bezel, powered by Cal. UG 1-69 microrotor movement, automatic diving wristwatch, made in 1960s. Original untouched black dial in perfect condition, bi-directionnal rotating bezel with no cracks, never polished all steel case, correct signed “U” crystal and the icing on the cake is original UG steel bracelet made by Gay Freres. One of the most legendary diver’s watches, an absolute temptation for UG fans.

Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, screw down case back and crown, graduated bidirectional revolving red bezel for the decompression times. Dial: Black with luminous baton indexes, outer minute/seconds track, aperture for the date. Luminous steel dauphine hands. Movement: Cal. 1-69, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, gold micro rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

Runs great and all functions work as expected. Watch is in very good vintage condition 8.5/10, running and ready to wear or gift!


Brand Universal Geneve
Model Polerouter SUB, Red dial
Reference Ref. 869121
Year Circa 1960s
Movement Automatic
Calibre Cal. UG 1-69
Case material Stainless Steel
Case size Ø 40 mm
Bracelet original Universal Geneve steel bracelet, made by Gay Freres, correct UM end-links
Features rare red bezel and handset, non-polished condition
Box/Papers no box, no papers


In fully working order. Almost perfect, never polished condition, minor surface scuffs and scratches through the age. Serial number on the case back is wear out (or not properly stamped on the manufacture), but still visible under certain angles: 869121/02 and 2677325. Bidirectional bezel is rotating smoothly. Original slightly scratched, signed “U” crystal. Correct Universal Geneve steel bracelet, made by Gay Freres, fits up to 18 cm wrist. No box, no papers.


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