Earlier this year, during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Jaeger-LeCoultre acquainted their new Polaris assortment with the world. We’ve been raving about them various occasions, remembering this hands-for audit of the most famous one: the Polaris Memovox . Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre acquaints us with the new Polaris Geographic WT restricted version, where WT represents ‘World Time’. Of course.
Inspired – like all the others – on the 1968 Memovox Polaris watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre presently comes with another reasonable complication in their Polaris Geographic WT. I’ve been a sucker for world clocks since years, and the ordinary Geographic models (be it Master or even Master Compressor) are watches that can depend on my esteem. This new Polaris Geographic WT houses the Jaeger-LeCoultre type 936A/1 development with 43 hours of force save, delightfully designed and up for the errand. It’s a given that – like all developments utilized by Jaeger-LeCoultre – it is completely evolved and fabricated in-house, and has been utilized for a long time as of now. Thus, it’s anything but another type (nor it should be), however it makes an ideal showing for the new Polaris Geographic WT.
Limited to 250 pieces just, and only accessible through the Jaeger-LeCoultre shops. We see that increasingly more frequently, that watches are just accessible by means of the authority shops. We can come up with various purposes behind that, however perhaps the main ones is to ensure that these pieces end up with the privilege people.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT restricted version has very great details, similar to a 42mm tempered steel case (11.54mm in stature), a 24-hour World Time complication, a subsequent time region in the 6 o’clock subdial, a date in the 2 o’clock subdial and a force save pointer in the 10 o’clock subdial. The format of the dial is really common for Jaeger’s Geographic models. The external dial shows the city names for the world clock work and with the crown at 10 o’clock you can change the city. The highly contrasting shows whether it is day or night in the neighborhood city. Intriguing is the will be the little sun on the circle demonstrating the daytime hours – dark numerals on a white foundation – and the little sickle moon for the night hours – white numerals on a dark background.
We’ve thought that it was intriguing to see that despite the fact that being important for the new Polaris assortment, which is introduced as an extra column in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s item range, the blue (sunray) dial and its applied hour markers and current typography numerals give it an extremely present day look. Not under any condition ‘retro’ as we would like to think. The case plan, little bezel and completing make it this ordinary new Polaris watch obviously. It is a new expansion to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris portfolio. The watches are not particularly numbered yet will have the ‘one of 250’ referencing (not obvious on the item pictures below).
This new Polaris Geographic WT restricted version comes with a croc tie and a collapsing fasten. The watch is water impervious to 10 bar (~ 100 meters). Price will be €11.250 (barring deals taxes).
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