Jaeger-LeCoultre adds three new timepieces to the Polaris collection

Polaris Geographic, Polaris Date, and Polaris Perpetual Calendar get fresh models.
Expanding its Polaris collection, which debuted in the 1960s and was revived in 2018, the maison has introduced three new timepieces in the line. The first is the Polaris Geographic with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature travel time complication, and the other two are the Polaris Date and Polaris Perpetual Calendar that get new dial colours in their existing models.

The Polaris Geographic features Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature complication, the geographic time travel. Instead of merely showing the hour of a secondary timezone, the Geographic complication also includes a 24-hour Night and Day indicator. Additionally, it features an aperture at the bottom of the dial that presents the names of cities corresponding to each of the 24 major timezones, with those observing daylight savings time highlighted. This functionality enables travellers to easily set the second timezone based on location by adjusting the crown at 10 o’clock, eliminating the need for manual time difference calculations. Upon selecting a city, the corresponding time is automatically displayed. With the stop-seconds feature, this secondary timezone is precise down to the hour, minute, and second. The power reserve indicator also lies at 10 o’clock.

The other highlight of the watch lies inside the 42mm steel case with the ocean-grey-coloured lacquer dial that is reminiscent of the colour of the sea on a cloudy day. The dial is brought to life with a coating of 35 layers of lacquer and a double gradient finish.

The watch is driven by automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 939 offering about 70 hours of power reserve. The water resistance is 100 metres and the watch comes with interchangeable black rubber and blue-grey canvas leather straps.

The Polaris Date is the line of diving watches that was first introduced in 2018 with the launch of the Polaris collection. The watch featured a double crown design where one was designated for time adjustment, while the other was utilised for rotating the inner bezel. In the new model, the Polaris Date features a gradient ocean-grey dial.

Visible through the sapphire case-back, the 42mm steel watch houses the newly developed automatic Calibre 899, crafted entirely in-house, and boasts a 70-hour power reserve. The timepiece is accompanied by a textured rubber strap, interchangeable with either a metal bracelet or other straps available in the Polaris collection. The timepiece offers water resistance up to 200 metres.

The third novelty, Polaris Perpetual Calendar, is now presented in an 18K pink gold case with a gradient green dial. The timepiece was first introduced in 2022 and featured a perpetual calendar that consistently displayed the accurate date by automatically accommodating varying month durations and leap years. It requires no manual adjustments until 2100, thereafter needing correction only during non-leap year centenaries.

The 42mm timepiece features four subdials that display date, day, month, and a moonphase at 6 o’clock. The moonphase indicator also displays the age of the moon and its phases in both hemispheres. Powered by automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868, the watch can be worn with interchangeable green rubber and black alligator leather straps.

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