The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection not only honors historic masterpieces, but also inherits the spirit of the Memovox watch, bringing a new range of watches for men, including automatic watches, chronograph, chronograph WT, Retro-inspired Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris date watch and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox watch www.copywatchonline.co.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic is the simplest of the new models, with just a three-hand time display and no date, offered in a stainless steel case with alternating brushed and polished finishes and measuring a contemporary 41 mm in diameter. Its inner rotating bezel has a diving-inspired scale (though it’s bi-directional rather than unidirectional, so best not to actually use it for diving). Inside is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s automatic 896/1, with a 40-hour power reserve. The dials are in black or “ocean” blue, and the watch is available on either a leather strap or a newly designed three-link steel bracelet with a new folding buckle.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in 42mm is the sportiest of the collection, as well as the only model offered in a precious metal case. Its inner rotating bezel features a racing-inspired tachymeter scale, and the chronograph pushers have been engineered to ensure an ideal grip. The classic bi-compax dial features a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The timekeeping and the stopwatch are driven by another self-winding movement (like all JLC movements, made in-house), Caliber 751, which is visible through a sapphire caseback and holds a 65-hour power reserve. The steel models are available with black or blue dials, while the sole rose-gold model, on a brown leather strap, is fronted by an anthracite dial. The rose-gold Polaris Chronograph is also distinguished by its movement’s solid gold rotor.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph WT, a traveler-friendly watch whose second crown (at 10 o’clock on this model) controls an inner rotating city disk with 24 world cities representing the world’s 24 major time zones. (This is, of course, in addition to the two chronograph pushers to operate the built-in stopwatch.) The wearer simply rotates the disk to see at a glance what time it is anywhere in the world. The movement powering all of this functionality is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manufacture Caliber 752, with automatic winding and a 65-hour power reserve.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date, while not encasing a mechanical alarm like its famous predecessor, is about as faithful a replica as you’ll find in terms of aesthetics. This model’s trapezoidal indices are treated with a vanilla-colored Super-LumiNova meant to evoke the aged look that the tritium-treated indices of those early Polaris watches now sport. The case is stainless steel, 42 mm in diameter, and has a box-shaped crystal over the dial like the historical model; also like the vintage piece, its caseback is solid and features an engraved Scuba diver’s helmet, and its dial has a date window at 3 o’clock (a feature left off of the new Polaris Automatic). Behind that engraved caseback beats Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Caliber 899/1, with a 38-hour power reserve. As the 1968 Memovox Polaris was designed as a serious diver’s watch, this tribute model boasts a 200-meter water resistance (as opposed to 100 meters in the previously discussed models).
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox, which is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, channels most directly the spirit of the original timepiece, containing a crown operated mechanical alarm function driven by the modern Caliber 956, a direct descendant of the very first self-winding alarm movement, created by Jaeger-LeCoultre, in the 1950s. This movement, which packs a 44-hour power reserve, ticks inside a 42-mm steel case that is water-resistant to 200 meters. Like the Polaris Date, it sports the vanilla-colored, “aged patina” luminous indices, the solid caseback with divers’ helmet engraving, and is available on either the patterned rubber strap or a steel bracelet.