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

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

Fast Take

When you think about the Polaris, you probably won’t think “chronograph” quickly, yet that is by and large what this watch is. It weds the exemplary Polaris styling – those rakish numerals, clean case plan, and striking dial – with the most well known of complications, and to incredible impact. There’s a wide tachymeter scale around the dial’s edge, a thin bezel, and a couple of aggregators rather than a running seconds register, all making this a truly functional chronograph for genuine use. The pusher have pleasant snap to them and the in-house type 751 development inside is a pleasantly completed workhorse that you can depend on. In spite of the bigger 42mm size, this watch unquestionably has the vibe of a mid-century sports watch through and through. 

Why This Watch Matters

The New Polaris Collection

Be sure to look at the remainder of the new Polaris assortment too:

  • Polaris Automatic
  • Polaris Date
  • Polaris Chronograph WT
  • Polaris Memovox

It’s no mysterious that chronographs have been hot the most recent few years. Accordingly, every watch brand has been attempting to deliver a chronograph that can be competitive in its given cost and style class – it’s what customers and retailers the same are requesting. Along these lines, Jaeger-LeCoultre has obliged and made this watch for us. It’s important for the greater Polaris assortment, and it is difficult to envision a cutting edge sports watch assortment without a chronograph as the anchor. ( See Montblanc’s new 1858 assortment to see a comparative technique in real life). To complement the more tough steel models, there’s additionally a rose gold form of this chronograph with a wonderful dark dial that could without much of a stretch be a dress chronograph for those unafraid of bigger watches with suits.

Beginning Thoughts

The unrecognized yet truly great individual of the new Polaris assortment is the recently designed steel wristband. The blend of cleaned and brushed connections is truly unpretentious, the fit is comfortable (and ought to be for an assortment of wrist sizes), and the catch is clever. It tends to be changed from the two sides so you get precisely the correct equilibrium on the wrist. The blue dial alternative is truly a la mode, however I think I favor the exemplary dark adaptation myself. There is something in particular about a dark dial chronograph on a tempered steel arm band that is simply so great and for the Polaris it seems like the correct decision. I could without much of a stretch see this watch being the commercial hit of the assortment, particularly in the United States.

The Basics

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model: Polaris Chronograph 

Diameter: 42mm

Thickness: 11.9mm

Case Material: Stainless steel or rose gold

Dial Color: Black or blue (steel), Gray (rose gold)

Indexes: Applied Arabic numerals and trapezoid batons

Lume: White Super-LumiNova

Water Resistance: 100m

Strap/Bracelet: Brown calfskin, Brown croc, or tempered steel bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber 751

Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph with 30-moment and 12-hour totalizers

Power Reserve: 65 hours (from two barrels)

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Jewels: 41

Additional Details: Chronograph component utilizes both a section haggle vertical clutch

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $10,000 (hardened steel on calf cowhide lash), $10,100 (tempered steel on crocodile tie), $10,900 (treated steel on hardened steel wristband), $24,500 (rose gold on gator tie). Note: All costs subject to change.

Availability: April 2018, on the web and in-store

For more snap here.

The new chronograph wears truly well, with a thin profile to go with the 42mm diameter.

The movable fasten on the new steel arm band is probably the best thing about this watch.

The pushers have spotless, fresh activity, as you’d anticipate from JLC.

While the blue dial is decent, the dark is the victor for me.

The dark and gold form of the Polaris Chronograph offers a dressier option.

The completing on the gold model echoes that of the steel versions.