This year points the 50th commemoration of the incredible Polaris jumping caution watch , and Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating by dispatching a whole assortment of sports watches that are minor departure from the Polaris subject. This watch is the most straightforward of the bundle, a time-just automatic that has all the styling prompts you anticipate from a Polaris yet without the complications. It’s 41mm across (the littlest of the new models) and the case blends brushed and cleaned completions to make genuine definition. There are two crowns too, with the second working the inward pivoting bezel, which you can use as a timer (for jumps or longer occasions). This is presently the essential games watch in JLC’s index (except if you actually consider the Reverso a games watch, that is).
The New Polaris Collection
Be sure to look at the remainder of the new Polaris assortment too:
- Polaris Date
- Polaris Chronograph
- Polaris Chronograph WT
- Polaris Memovox
Why This Watch Matters
Reviving the Polaris is quite difficult. This is without question perhaps the most cherished vintage watches among enthusiasts of mid-century jumpers, and keeping in mind that there have been little restricted release recognitions to a great extent, JLC has for the most part let the model falsehood lethargic throughout the previous few decades. This new assortment additionally presents an extremely significant arrangement of game watches to JLC’s inventory that are in accordance with the Master assortment all things considered. They really balance the company’s contemporary contributions and the Polaris offers a lot of space for experimentation and for developing the assortment in the future.
As the most fundamental model in the assortment, this watch is from multiple points of view the genuine trial of whether Jaeger got things directly with the new Polaris line – and, as I would see it, they worked effectively. The three completions on the dial add a huge load of visual profundity, the vintage-styled markers are right on target and don’t try too hard with false vintage shading, and the case is amazingly comfortable on the wrist. Do I wish this model was 39mm rather than 41mm? Indeed, totally. However, I comprehend from a commercial point of view why 41mm sounded enticing and it doesn’t actually hurt the watch overall.
Model: Polaris Automatic
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black or blue, each with sunray, grained, and opaline finishes
Indexes: Applied Arabic numerals and trapezoid batons
Lume: White Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Light earthy colored cowhide with collapsing clasp, dull earthy colored calfskin with collapsing clasp, croc with collapsing clasp, treated steel bracelet
The in-house Caliber 898/1 movement.
On the wrist, the time-just Polaris resembles a classic.
Caliber: In-House Caliber 898/1
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Valuing & Availability
Price: $6,600 (calf calfskin lash), $6,900 (crocodile tie), $7,600 (treated steel braclet)
Availability: April 2018, on the web and in-store
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The Polaris Automatic is additionally accessible with a blue three-finish dial.