The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date was first launched in 2018. It drew design cues from the 1968 Memovox Polaris, one of the most popular Polaris models of all time. The latter started out with a 42 mm case diameter, an unconventionally large watch for the era. The 1968 Memovox Polaris answered the call for divers who wanted to explore deeper into the oceans. The 300-meter water resistance of this watch aided them with this endeavour. As a supplement to the bezel reading for dive times, the watch was equipped with an alarm to audibly inform divers to make their way to the surface.
This year, Jaeger-Le Coultre releases the new Polaris Date, a timepiece that draws inspiration from that iconic 1968 model, and is presented with a gradient green dial.
The Polaris Date has a lacquered, double-gradient dial with multiple textured finishes that maximises legibility. A balanced mix of opaline, grained and surnamed surfaces defines each key dial segment, from the inner bezel ring to the minute track. The colour gradient ranges from light olive to verdant rainforest. The dial is also coated with translucent lacquer to add depth and clarity to the overall aesthetics.
The inner bezel assures the diver that it will not be accidentally moved, assuring the wearer of proper dive times. This inner bezel is adjusted via the crown at 2 o’clock. The Polaris Date features a transparent case back, allowing a view of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899AB, an automatic mechanical movement that beats at 28,800 mph and has a power reserve of 70 hours. The 42 mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 200 meters. It comes with a green rubber strap that is equipped with a quick-change system.
The Polaris has always been known for its sporty yet elegant design. Its utilitarian functions, vintage design, and modern standards of chronometric performance makes it your perfect companion for everyday adventures.
Dimensions: 42mm x 13.92mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899AB
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, rotating inner bezel
Power reserve: 70 hours
Dial: gradient green lacquer with opaline, grained and sunrayed finishes
Case: stainless steel
Water resistance: 200m
Strap: interchangeable green rubber strap
Reference: Q906863J – Boutique Edition