At the SIHH 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre once again introduced one of its most significant assortments, the Polaris . Marginally vintage-enlivened, brilliantly executed (the case is eminent), totally JLC in the style however with a sportier look, it has been a significant achievement. Previously comprising numerous models, including a 3-hander , a period and-date , a chronograph, a chronograph-world-time and, obviously, a caution form (the Memovox), today Jaeger-LeCoultre adds a world-time-just edition to the Collection, with the new Polaris Geographic WT – a limited edition, store exclusive.
The name Geographic at Jaeger-LeCoultre alludes to the mark world-time complication utilized by the brand for certain years now. This complication is essentially known in the Master assortment , with a novel showcase where the picked city shows up in an angled window at 6 o’clock, combined with a few other signs, like the date, a day-night pointer, a subsequent time-region and a force save measure. All the more as of late, JLC made a more vintage-motivated, cleaner form of the Geographic in the “Sector Dial” Master assortment , a watch that lone included the world-time work and a subsequent time-region sub-dial.
Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre adds this world-time development to the recently presented 2018 Polaris assortment. Shockingly, JLC has somewhat revamped the presentation to bring to the table a third option in contrast to the 2 others previously referenced. The watch being marginally sportier and bigger than the Master assortment, it permits the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT to have its dial completely orbited by the city ring and the 24h scale – indeed, as most world-time watches. In the middle zone, we find back the triple sign: power hold at 10 o’clock, date at 2 o’clock and second time-region at 6 o’clock. No requirement for a day-and-night marker any longer, as the watch includes a 24h disc.
This world-time work is impelled simply constantly crown – no additional pushers or recessed catches in the caseband. The 24 time regions noticeable on the interior spine are changed by the crown at 10 o’clock. For urban areas exchanging among standard and sunlight saving time as per seasons, a white indicator demonstrates the time with this one-hour contrast. The Polaris Geographic WT is a complex watch, with different signs, yet it stays clear and legible.
This world-time work is fueled by the type 936A/1, a mechanical self-twisting in-house development with 4Hz recurrence, 34 gems and 43h force hold. It is noticeable through a sapphire caseback and designed in the typical JLC way, with Geneva stripes, blued screws, slanted points and an advanced anthracite-covered swaying weight.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT is introduced in a 42mm hardened steel case, with similar credits as the remainder of the Polaris assortment: slim bezel, short hauls, rich/energetic plan and a magnificent execution with all surfaces being cleaned or brushed by hand. It is here offered with a dark gator tie. The dial, with the run of the mill records/numerals of the assortment, has another “gradient” style, going from blue in the middle to practically dark on the fringe of the dial – clearly a charming tone choice.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT is gave as a progression of 250 pieces and it will only be accessible at the Jaeger-LeCoultre stores. It will be estimated at EUR 13,650. More subtleties on www.jaeger-lecoultre.com .