The Polaris collection, which was inspired by the 1968 Memovox Polaris, has characterized the attitude of sporty elegance at Jaeger-LeCoultre. Utilitarian functions, vintage design codes, and modern chronometric performance are the three features that characterize the Polaris, which now comes in a deep green dial, adding a new splash of color to everyday experiences.
Since its launch in 1968, the Memovox Polaris has been a hallmark of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s utilitarian watchmaking. Diving watches are a must-have for every sports watch collection, but few have remained as popular as the Memovox Polaris over the years.
The Polaris Date, introduced in 2018, was inspired by the 1968 Memovox Polaris, one of the most popular Polaris models of all time, exhibiting the design’s long-lasting appeal with tiny vintage details like the vanilla luminous coating. The Polaris Date will be available with a gradient deep green dial in 2022.
The Polaris Date prioritizes legibility without sacrificing elegance, thanks to a lacquered, double-gradient dial with numerous textured surfaces. From the moveable inner bezel ring to the minute track, a well-balanced blend of opaline, grained, and sunrayed surfaces vividly identifies each essential dial element. The color gradient changes colors depending on the angle of reflected light, ranging from light olive to lush jungle. The dial is given a mesmerizing depth by a coat of translucent lacquer, which allows the vanilla-tinted dial indexes to stand out with perfect clarity.
The Polaris series is defined by its high levels of performance in harsh conditions. A major characteristic of a true diver’s watch is the moveable inner bezel, which is controlled by the crown at 2 o’clock and allows the wearer to monitor timing offsets or countdowns with great precision. The Polaris Date has a transparent caseback and is water-resistant to 200 meters, putting it equally at home amid a cityscape or in the ocean’s pelagic depths.
The case of the Polaris Date is 42mm in diameter and features satin-finished surfaces with polished chamfers on the case lugs and narrow bezel. The glass-box crystal, which evokes the Plexiglas dial crystals of mid-century clocks, allows the dial to take center attention. The Polaris Date is equipped with a green rubber strap with a quick-change system for optimal wear adaptability. The strap may be readily swapped with a wide choice of Jaeger-LeCoultre bracelets and straps in a matter of seconds.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date’s new green dial emphasizes the timepiece’s all-terrain nature, which is emphasized by its tough, matt-finished case construction. The vanilla-hued Super-LumiNova® indices, which suggest a well-aged appearance, reflect its history. The latest-generation Calibre 899, with 70 hours of power reserve, beats inside the 42mm steel casing.
The Polaris Date is a Boutique Edition and will be available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre e-commerce for a month. A stylish sports watch for a life of adventure now more than ever.