Universal Geneve Polar- Compax GMT Chronograph 898.111


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The world of horology is ripe with historically important watch brands which played important, if not somewhat passive, roles in some of the most significant moments in recent history. The examples that come first to mind are: man lands on the moon, the first waterproof watch, journey to the summit of Mt. Everest, the most expensive watch sold at auction, to name a few. But it is Universal Geneve that can boast the title of being the watch that was worn while negotiating the end of World War 2. Yes, President Harry S. Truman wore a Universal Geneve at the Potsdam Conference while , with other world leaders, establishing post-war order, peace treaty issues, and setting out measure to counter the effects of the Second World War. So let’s turn our attention to the watch at hand. The Polar Compax GMT Chronograph was made in Limited Editions of 100 units per dial and strap/bracelet variation.This model features day,date, chronograph and GMT functions. The alternate time zones are adjusted via the crown located at the 9 o’clock position. These functions are powered by the 25 jewel, Caliber UG 98 which is visible through the display back. With historical significance and a modest price tag, this is the perfect watch for a budding collector. This watch comes with original box and papers.


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