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Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Limited Edition

The latest addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection is a limited series featuring a new blue dial.

Following the successful launch of the Polaris collection at the SIHH 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre is unveiling a special new creation, the Polaris Date, a limited series of 800 pieces.

Classic appeal

Drawing inspiration from the 1970 Polaris II, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date features a new hand-lacquered, blue double-gradient dial with sunrayed, grained and opalinefinish, unique to this special model. The central disc and main dial now each incorporate a shimmering, color-change effect - from deep turquoise to a brilliant shade of royal blue. The blue rubber Clous de Paris strap, also unique to the model, is color-matched to the inner bezel, which, like the original Memovox Polaris and Polaris II, rotates for added functionality.

Polaris Date Limited Edition

Polaris Date, Limited Edition © Jaeger-LeCoultre

The signature look of the Polaris 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is instantly recognizable thanks to its elongated Arabic numerals, trapezoidal hour markers, and baton-style hands. These elements are each treated with vanilla-tinted Super-LumiNova™, another nod to the famed Polaris watches of the 1960s and 1970s. 

Still, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is a fundamentally modern creation. The stainless steel case measures 42mm in diameter and has two prominent crowns — one to adjust the time, the other to control the rotating bezel. Incorporating brushed and hand-polished surfaces, the case’s graceful appearance belies its real-world sporting credentials, as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is water resistant to 200 meters.

Polaris Date Limited Edition

© Jaeger-LeCoultre

Inside, a self-winding mechanical movement, the in-house Calibre 899A/1, powers the seconds, minutes, hours, and date (displayed through a dedicated window at the three o’clock position) while offering a power reserve of 38 hours. It’s secured by a closed caseback, which has four special engravings, including a SCUBA diving insignia, the Jaeger-LeCoultre crest, and the phrase “1000 HOURS CONTROL”, denoting the assembled watch has undergone 1,000 hours of testing before leaving the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. Finally, the words “Limited edition - One of 800” are inscribed near backing’s outer edge.

Polaris Date Limited Edition

© Jaeger-LeCoultre

An evolving tradition

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is the latest addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection, which is inspired by the historic Memovox Polaris, a model that  was developed at the suggestion of the American market, and produced between 1965 and 1968. Today, the original Memovox remains synonymous with adventure and technical innovation, as it introduced a revolutionary amplified underwater alarm function for divers. The watch is also remembered for its distinct, sophisticated design code: a three-ring concentric dial layout, rotating inner bezel, and multi-crown case. 

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection pays homage by continuing to carry these visual elements, but has been entirely redesigned for the modern era, with shorter lugs, a slimmer bezel, ergonomic crowns, and a sapphire glass box crystal.

Polaris Date Limited Edition

© Jaeger-LeCoultre

 

 

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