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Introducing: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic (Live Pics & Pricing) -

Introducing: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic (Live Pics & Pricing) –

Brisk Take

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.

Beginning Thoughts

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.

The Basics

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model: Polaris Automatic

Diameter: 41mm

Thickness: 11.2mm

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.

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber 898/1

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Power Reserve: 40 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Jewels: 30

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.