First launched in 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris collection is known for its elegantly designed modern diving watches. The Swiss luxury watch brand has now expanded the sports watch line with two new dial variations - deep blue and warm grey, the latter being the newest shade in a JLC timepiece.
The 42mm case of the watch is made of stainless steel with brushed and polished finishing and taut lines. The bezel is thin with a glass box sapphire crystal covering the dial. All of these reflect the design of the Polaris collection. The large crown takes inspiration from the 1960s Polaris model.
The signature dial is created by applying 35 layers of lacquer which also gives the dial its ombre shade, which graduates from a lighter to a darker colour from the centre, creating a depth effect. A central disc, middle ring, and outer ring form the components of the dial with a minutes counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The hour markers are applied on the middle ring while the outer ring has the tachymeter scale. The chronograph counters have a circular graining and the outer ring has an opaline finish. Orange accents can be seen on the tachymeter scale, chronograph counters, and the tip of the central seconds hand. The trapezoid indexes, numerals, and the tips of the hands are coated with luminescence.
Turn the watch over and through the sapphire caseback you can see the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 761 with integrated chronograph movement and offers the timepiece a power reserve of 65 hours. Further, the baseplate of the movement is decorated with Côtes de Genève and the ‘JL’ motif adorns the open-worked oscillating weight.
The version with the deep blue dial comes with a steel bracelet and the grey version comes with a beige canvas strap. Both can be interchanged with an additional ‘Clous de Paris’ finished black rubber strap. The timepieces are water-resistant for up to 100 metres.
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