The 1959 era was a remarkable period for the JLC watch family. Because during this period the brand came up with a revolutionary and very innovative sporty timepieces. And it was none other than the alarm equipped diving watches. The alarm present in these Jaeger LeCoultre watches reminded the divers that it was time to return back to the surface. These watches were so much favoured by the watch lovers that driving the inspiration from same, in the year 2018, Jaeger LeCoultre launched newer versions of diving watches named, Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris 2018 Collection, offers a comprehensive range of vintage-inspired, contemporarily styled sports watches. These re-editions are highly rich in their design aesthetics and sophisticated functionalities.
History of Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris
Jaeger-LeCoultre, a well-recognised brand in the luxury watch segment was incepted in the year 1883. Ever since its launch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a number of innovative watch models that stand high for their functionality and elegance. Holding a long legacy of 136 years the brand has occupied an undisputed position in the watch manufacturing. And indeed, rightly, it has received the title of Manufactory. Standing high to its quality and standards of watch manufacturing the Jaeger LeCoultre brand is encased with a rich and fascinating history.
Whereas, one such significant milestone in the JLC's history was the launch of its diving watches. The year 1959 was remarkable in the history of JLC. Following year left a lasting mark in the memories of watch connoisseurs. Because this year saw the launch of JLC's extraordinary diver watches equipped with an alarm mechanism. And this Jaeger LeCoultre watch was the Memovox Deep Sea. This was the very first deep sea watch of such kind. The functionality of alarm made divers aware of the timings of returning back to the surface. Thus driving the inspiration from same JlC kept on reviving the collection while equipping them with new technicalities.
Six years later, after the launch of Memovox, the brand released another icon named, the Memovox Polaris. This Jaeger LeCoultre watch was equipped with a triple-back to improve the diffusion of sound underwater. Later, in the year 1968 an updated version – Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Polaris – circa was launched. Following on with the same footprints the brand kept on releasing newer version features with newer sophistication and functionalities.
Thus in 2018, resurrected versions of these vintage diving models, the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris collection was introduced. Well, to have a better insight on this collection let's read about it in detail.
The All-New Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection
Being influenced by the emblematic timepieces from JLC vintage collection, Jaeger LeCoultre has added another milestone to its journey. And this is the launch of its all-new, 2018 Polaris collection. The Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris collection drives the inspiration from 1968 watch model, Memovox Polaris. Honouring its historical references and traditions of watchmaking the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection encapsulates the design aesthetics of Memovox Polaris with the contemporary features and functionalities. It aptly suites the tastes of modern day man. The following assortment consists of a comprehensive range of everyday watches including a chronograph, a three-hand automatic, and a chronograph world time, and even the retro-themed models including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox.
Blending the JLC's sophistication of watchmaking, embedding its in-house manufactured movements, with the robustness and elegant design elements the JLC Polaris collection is aimed to fit the demands of modern lifestyle.
Moreover, this resurrected collection comprises of five initially released watch models and one limited edition model. The limited edition model was released in a bid to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the Memovox watch. Thus, without doubt, the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris collection is a foundation pillar for Jaeger-LeCoultre and it houses a number of iconic timepieces under its hood. Therefore, to know more about its iconic timepieces here is a list of top Polaris models:
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph World Timer
The master timepiece, Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph WorldTimer is encased with everything that a sports geek would long for. Featuring an in house chronograph and a valuable world time complication this Jaeger LeCoultre watch is perfect timepiece for the globe trotters. The watch is fitted with two chronograph pushers and an extra crown located at 10 o'clock. The presence of additional crown allows you to set the rotating city disc, thus providing you with a provision of checking the time according to the current city's format. In addition to this, you can also view the time in 23 other cities around the world. Sheathed in a huge case size of 44mm, the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph WT provides very good legibility. Furthermore, the chronograph watch is less than 13mm thick with a titanium case material. Thus this makes the JLC luxury watch very light and comfortable to don on the wrist.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic
Unlike other watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic features two crowns. One is used for setting time and another one for the internal rotating bezel. The presence of inner rotating bezel speaks off watch being a true diving companion. It helps in keeping a track on the elapsed time. Although, the double crown configuration is a hallmark of JLC Polaris collection that distinguishes it from other brands. Altogether, the sporty design of this watch tuned by fine finishing and an enchanting dial featuring sunray, grained and lustrous look lends the automatic watch a very eye catchy appearance. Furthermore, the Jaeger LeCoultre watch comprises of interchangeable straps with a new folding buckle. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic is also available with a three-link bracelet that is overall a very new for 2018.
So what’s your favourite Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris? Got very fascinated!! Isn’t it. Rightly, these automatic watches are your best companions. So, next time you plan for underwater expeditions don’t forget to take along the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris.