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Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Gradient

Jaeger-LeCoultre is generally well-known for its elegant, discreetly luxurious watches. The Reverso and Grasp Management collections are gathering among the most distinctive watches achieved by the Grande Maison. Nonetheless, sports activities fashions have additionally been a subject of curiosity for JLC, whether or not prior to now or in recent times. Should you’re into dive watches, the title Polaris needs to be acquainted, particularly when the 1968 Memovox Polaris enters the dialog. This particular and sought-after watch has been the inspiration for a whole assortment launched in 2018, the trendy Polaris. Following current evolutions with Double Gradient dial or Mariner fashions, the model now releases a brand new, vibrant version that anchors its spirit of journey. Right here’s the brand new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Inexperienced Gradient.

The complete fashionable Polaris assortment was modelled after an vital, but by some means elusive watch, the 1968 Memovox Polaris, a beefed-up model of the Memovox Deep Sea with a bigger 42mm case dimension, three crowns, a triple layer caseback to enhance the diffusion of sound underwater (because it has an alarm operate), a pointy, extremely contrasted dial, elevated water-resistance of 200m, an inside rotating bezel and date. Produced in very low portions and brought out of manufacturing in 1969, the Memovox Polaris is a extremely coveted collector’s piece. It was first re-issued in 2008 with a devoted but restricted model of the unique (Memovox Tribute to Polaris). In 2018, after fifty years of virtually uninterrupted slumber, a recent and really well-represented Polaris assortment was launched (computerized, date, chronograph, world timer and Memovox). Characterised by modern-size circumstances, in-house actions, highly effective dials with daring markings and contrasting floor textures, the Polaris assortment was JLC’s proposal of a chic/sporty males’s watch.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

Along with the extremely fascinating Memovox mannequin with alarm operate, the model launched a second vintage-inspired watch, the Polaris Date. First seen with a grainy black dial, it is going to be adopted in 2019 by a Double Gradient blue version, and in late-2020, it is going to be a part of a brand new sub-collection named Polaris Mariner, with a deep blue dial, revised textures and beefed-up motion. In comparison with the extra complicated Memovox mannequin, the Polaris Date is barely easier mechanically however shares the identical total design and proportions. And it eliminates the alarm operate, being a basic time-and-date mannequin.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

This yr, Jaeger-LeCoultre launches a brand new, vibrant (and quite fascinating) version of the Polaris Date with a inexperienced color scheme – not stunning, since inexperienced is likely one of the hottest colors at present, solely surpassed by overhyped turquoise/aquamarine dials. What we’re as we speak is mainly a beauty transformation of the Mariner mannequin of 2020.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

The brand new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Inexperienced is housed in the identical case as different fashions from the gathering, and thus retains its pretty massive proportions, with a 42mm diameter and 13.92mm top. The case, made from chrome steel, is characterised by its sharpness, quick lugs and twin crown to evoke compressor watches of the previous (but it surely’s not a real compressor watch, because it encompasses a basic 3-part structure with an ordinary screwed caseback). The case is impressively nicely completed, as at all times with this assortment, combining hand-brushed surfaces with polished accents. The bezel is sort of absent and the box-shaped sapphire crystal opens up on a big dial.

Regardless of its total refinement, the Polaris Date Inexperienced stays a reasonably succesful dive watch, with its screw-down crown and 200m water-resistance. On this version, and identical to the Mariner mannequin, the caseback encompasses a sapphire show, whereas early fashions had been outfitted with a stable again. This new model of the Polaris Date is, nonetheless, worn on a textured rubber strap – matching the color of the dial – with a metal pin buckle and an interchangeability system. This opens up the likelihood to put on it on the metal bracelet of the Mariner mannequin.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

The principle replace this yr considerations the dial and its new deep inexperienced color. Heat and authentic, this inexperienced color is paired with cream-toned luminous materials on the fingers and markers, and the interior rotating bezel has an orange triangle. Like most fashions of the gathering, the development and ending of the dial are quite spectacular. First, the color is a so-called double gradient, for the reason that dégradé impact is utilized on each the central half and the hour chapter ring, creating depth and making it energetic beneath pure mild. The color ranges from a light-weight olive inexperienced within the centre to rainforest on the periphery. The dial additionally options no fewer than three completely different textures; sunray-brushed within the centre, grained for the hour chapter ring, and opaline for the interior bezel. All components are largely stuffed with luminous materials and the date, classically positioned at 3 o’clock, stays white.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

Beneath the sapphire caseback is the in-house calibre 899AB. This computerized motion is a current replace of the long-lasting 899 base calibre, with an elongated energy reserve of 70 hours on a single barrel (the facility reserve was once 38 hours solely on the primary Polaris Date fashions). The motion is properly adorned with polished chamfers and Geneva stripes, in addition to a darkish rhodium-coloured opened rotor.

Availability & Value

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Inexperienced Gradient (reference Q906863J) is launched as a particular, non-limited version that might be solely out there from the model’s official boutiques. However earlier than it hits shops, the 100 first items might be reserved for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s e-commerce platform. It’s priced at EUR 8,700 excluding taxes.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green Boutique Edition Q906863J

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