The Impeccable, Bold Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection

  1. Jeremy
  2. May 14, 2018 9:00 am

The Impeccable, Bold Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection welcomes a new model: the Polaris Geographic WT, limited to 250 pieces, exclusively available at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

The design is inspired by the 1968 Memovox Polaris watch, one of the Grande Maison’s iconic models. While its entirely redesigned curves give it an air of sporty elegance for a daily wear and cosmopolitan look, its bold, adventurous spirit remains unchanged. The 42 mm case houses the Calibre 936A/1, a mechanical self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre bringing a new feature to the collection: the geographic function, ideal for both travellers and men of action.

The Polaris Geographic WT (for “World Time”) watch invites you to discover the world through the 24 time zones instantly visible on a flange, which can be adjusted by the crown at 10 o’clock. For cities switching between standard and daylight saving time according to seasons, a white asterisk indicates the time with this one-hour difference.

The dial’s design highlights the alliance of the two Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris colours: a blue subtly turning to black – a true signature for this collection. The smoky blue dial gives the Polaris Geographic WT watch the impression of great depth. It is decorated with three finishes: an opaline base for the city disk, a sunray sub-dial housing the calendar at 2 o’clock, the second time zone at 6 o’clock and the power reserve at 10 o’clock, and a grained finishing for the case back.

The day/night disk, clearly divided into two black and white sections, is instantly recognisable and indicates whether it is day or night in the local city – and therefore in the second time zone of choice. One slight, yet eye-catching detail on the disk is the small sun indicating the daytime hours – black numerals on a white background – and the little crescent moon for the night hours – white numerals on a black background.

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