Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Watches
Inspired by the legendary Memovox Polaris timepiece, this contemporary collection exudes adventurism. Crafted to accompany the urban explorer wherever they may go, Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watches offer a variety of functionalities — such as date displays, alarms, world displays, and chronographs. If you are a fan of large timepieces, this classic range will surely make a statement on your wrist.
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The Origin of Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Watches
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watches were made as an homage to the classic Memovox Polaris, an extremely rare and somewhat mysterious diver’s timepiece. It was an exceptionally functional offering, which came at a time when the world was captivated by the world of deep sea exploration. Indeed, the 1950s and 60s were referenced as the “golden age of dive watchmaking” — with the Polaris Memovox being one of the highlights.
At the heart of this historic model was its iconic function, the alarm. This Memovox (which means ‘voice of memory’) function served to remind divers that it was time to return to the surface. It was designed with deep-diving and wetsuits in mind, rather than tailored business suits.
The design of the Memovox Polaris was also unique, with its exterior utilising three crowns along the 3 o’clock side of the case, with each one serving a different purpose. The first was used to rotate the internal bezel, the second to adjust the time and wind the movement, while the third set the alarm disc.
Although it was not around for long, the Memovox Polaris was extremely well received by collectors and enthusiasts — and the manufacturer knew it. Its 40th anniversary was marked with the release of a reissued model in 2008, while another one took place ten years later to celebrate its 50th.
The year 2018 also saw the release of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new range of Polaris watches, which consisted of five models (if you include the Memovox LE). This fantastic collection sets an entirely new tone for the brand, while offering a unique take on the classic sports watch.
With a sporty aesthetic that evokes memories of the Jaeger instruments that appear in many vintage cars, this unique range of timepieces is certainly something to take notice of.
Capturing the Spirit of Adventure
All Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watches have sport in their DNA. Designed for the life and travels of today’s man, the collection is equipped with many useful functionalities that are perfectly in-keeping with the Grande Maison’s practical spirit. Also in abundance is the manufacturer’s signature elegance that never fails to captivate.
Boasting useful functionalities such as Super-LumiNova® coated hands, water resistance, and indexes that ensure optimal readability, these exquisite pieces are the ideal companion for travelling, adventuring, or day-to-day life. Thanks to this collection’s unique spirit and permeance ability, it is definitely bound to turn a few heads.
A Shining Example of Swiss Precision
Whether it is made from red gold, stainless steel, the Polaris collection effortlessly caters for every style preference. These exceptional timepieces also come with a rubber, leather, or stainless steel bracelet, and really know how to shine with Swiss precision. The dial features sunray brushed, grained, and opaline finishes, while the casing plays with the light across its alternating polished and brushed design.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watches are unashamedly masculine in their design, while also displaying an elegant and casual style that only the Grande Maison can achieve. Much like the Master Control collection, every single timepiece in the Polaris range has all passed the manufacturer’s extremely rigorous 1000 hour test — so you can be totally confident you are dealing with a strong and reliable wristwatch.
If you are a fan of adventurer’s watches that exude elegance, this is definitely a timepiece you should consider adding to your collection.