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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Fresh Polaris Variants with Enchanting Hues and Novel Complication

Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches its Polaris collection with the introduction of three sophisticated new configurations....

Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches its Polaris collection with the introduction of three sophisticated new configurations. Among them, the Polaris Geographic stands out as it brings the esteemed maison’s distinctive take on a travel time complication to this line for the first time. Additionally, the Polaris Date and Polaris Geographic models now feature dials in an entrancing ocean grey lacquer, while the Polaris Perpetual Calendar debuts with a striking green gradient dial.

Despite the recent prominence of the Reverso and Duomètre lines at Watches and Wonders, the Polaris collection had somewhat retreated from the limelight, even though the Polaris Chronograph received an updated movement last year. This makes the introduction of these new variants particularly noteworthy, spotlighting both aesthetic and functional enhancements in the Polaris lineup.

The newly introduced Polaris Geographic, housed in a 42mm stainless steel case with a thickness of 11.54mm, showcases an ocean grey-lacquered dial. It features a second time zone aperture positioned at 6 o’clock. By manipulating the crown at the 10 o’clock position, the user can traverse through 24 prominent time zones, each represented by a major city on the sub-dial. This innovative travel time function supersedes the traditional rotatable rehaut, typical of diver’s timing scales found in other Polaris models, providing a practical alternative for the modern traveler.

Complementing this travel complication are a night/day indicator and a power reserve display, eschewing the date function for a cleaner dial aesthetic. The watch comes with two quick-release straps—a black rubber and a blue-grey canvas—and an interchangeable folding buckle for effortless switching. Encased within its 100-meter water-resistant body is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s in-house automatic calibre 939, boasting a 70-hour power reserve.

The ocean grey lacquer dial also graces the Polaris Date, which retains its robust 42mm diameter, 13.92mm thickness, and 200-meter water resistance. Achieved through a meticulous process of 35 lacquer layers, the dial transitions from a sunburst-finished central medallion to a grained finish that deepens towards the periphery. This nuanced dial design is paired with luminescent hands and large applied indices, ensuring legibility in low light. The Polaris Date is fitted with an interchangeable black rubber strap, with additional straps available for purchase separately. The timepiece is powered by the in-house automatic calibre 899, also offering a 70-hour power reserve.

The Polaris Perpetual Calendar, while not a new model per se, arrives with a new gradient green lacquer dial, paired strikingly with an 18k pink gold case measuring 42mm in diameter and 11.97mm in thickness. This combination, though unconventional, proves to be visually harmonious. Despite its intricacies, the watch maintains a water resistance of 100 meters, making it practical for daily wear, an unusual feature for a perpetual calendar.

This model comes with two straps: a green rubber and a black alligator leather, each compatible with the quick-change folding clasp. Beneath its case back lies the in-house automatic calibre 868, which offers 70 hours of power reserve. The movement supports a comprehensive array of functions including hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with day, date, month, leap year indication, and moon phases for both hemispheres. Notably, this perpetual calendar requires no manual adjustments until the year 2100, embodying Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to precision and reliability.

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