Introducing – Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT limited edition


Back in January, during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the new Polaris collection. Inspired by the brand’s iconic 1968 Memovox Polaris watch, the series has so far featured 5 watches: a time-only model, a date model, a chronograph, an alarm model, and a chronograph with world time complication. Continuing on the success of this collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre is now proud to announce the launching of a new Polaris watch – the Polaris Geographic WT. With this model the Swiss watchmaker completes the Polaris range. Priced at €13,650, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT is issued as a limited edition of 250 pieces. The watch is exclusively only available at the brand’s boutiques.

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With this watch Jaeger-LeCoultre completes the Polaris collection

 

The Geographic in the name of the watch refers to one of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most emblematic features – the world time complication. Ideal for the world traveler, this complication has so far mainly been used in the Master collection, with a distinctive display where the cities appear in an arched aperture at 6 o’clock. For its latest model, the brand decided to use the same display as on the Polaris Chronograph WT presented earlier this year. Circling around the edge of the dial is a rotating disc with the names of 24 world cities representing the main time zones. For cities hat switch between standard and daylight saving time, a white asterisk shows the time with this one-hour difference. Closer to the center we have the day/night disk. Divided into two black and white sections, it shows whether it is day or night in the local time zone. On the disk, the small sun indicates the daytime hours while the little crescent moon shows the night hours.

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The 24 time zones are adjusted by the crown at 10 o’clock

 

Like all Polaris models, the Polaris Geographic WT features shorter horns and slimmer bezel. Such a design gives the vintage-inspired watch a more modern, sporty-elegant look. The watch itself is housed in a 42mm stainless steel case. It is water resistant to 100 meters and has a transparent sapphire case back. The case features two crowns: one for time setting (3 o’clock) and the other for adjusting the 24-city disc (10 o’clock). Underneath the front sapphire crystal lies a beautiful dial that turns from blue in the center to black in the periphery. The rotating disk has an opaline finish while the center part features a sun-ray decoration. In addition to the world time function, the watch also displays hours, minutes, seconds, second time zone (6 o’clock), date (3 o’clock), and power reserve at 9 o’clock.

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The dial goes from blue in the center to black in the periphery

 

Powering the new Polaris Geographic WT limited edition is the calibre 936A/1 with 34 jewels. Visible through the exhibition case back, it is decorated with Geneva stripes, beveled angles, blued screws, and has a anthracite-coated oscillating rotor. The self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 43 hours. The latest Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece comes on a black alligator leather strap with stainless steel buckle.

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The self-winding movement is visible through the exhibition case back

 

 

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