Amongst the new Polaris watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre, this is the model that sits directly in the center. It doesn’t have a chronograph or caution complication, yet it’s somewhat bigger and less limited than the time-just form. The 42mm tempered steel case houses a dark dial with artificial matured lume and a date window at three o’clock. It’s intended to be a regular games watch with old-school styling in present day extents. Shy of missing that third crown and the focal Memovox plate however, this is a watch that could without much of a stretch be confused with a vintage Polaris.
The New Polaris Collection
Be sure to look at the remainder of the new Polaris assortment too:
- Polaris Automatic
- Polaris Date
- Polaris Chronograph
- Polaris Chronograph WT
Why This Watch Matters
I’ll concede I was a little befuddled when I initially saw that there were both time-just and time-and-date models in the new Polaris assortment. Why both? All things considered, the appropriate response is straightforward truly: the three-hand Polaris Automatic is presumably going to be a hit generally with the gatherers and lovers. For everyone, it’s this somewhat bigger date-bearing model that will be more mainstream. Individuals by and large incline toward watches with date shows (notwithstanding your opinion from perusing the comments on HODINKEE), and that additional millimeter in size will interest a many individuals as well. Offering both is Jaeger recognizing this and giving the two crowds two diverse options.
The dial on this model is truly mind boggling. While I like the splendid white lume on the Automatic, the milder yellowed lume on this model gives the watch a ton of character. Such a perplexing that this isn’t made on the time-just model also (at any rate as an alternative), yet separating the two bodes well. I especially like the Polaris Date on the new steel arm band, which fits pleasantly with the extents of the case, however the Clous de Paris elastic lash is a nearby second here.
Model: Polaris Date
Case Material: Stainless steel
Caseback: Closed, spotless steel
Dial Color: Black, with sunray, grained, and opaline finishes
Indexes: Applied Arabic numerals and trapezoid batons
Lume: Vanilla Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Black elastic with Clous de Paris example or hardened steel bracelet
Unlike the Polaris Automatic, the Polaris Date highlights false matured, vanilla-shading Super-LumiNova.
Caliber: In-House Caliber 899/1
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Evaluating & Availability
Price: $7,750 (elastic tie), $8,700 (hardened steel bracelet)
Availability: April 2018, on the web and in-store
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This watch sits directly in the center of the new Polaris collection.