MORE THAN AN EYEFUL OF BLUE
To paraphrase Yves Saint-Laurent, there isn’t just one blue but several blues. This stunning edition by the Grande Maison is proposing a wide range of them. Mesmerizing!
For the jubilee of Memovox in 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a collection of Polaris models combining the spirit of the original editions with contemporary mechanics. One dial in black and another named ocean blue offered two attractive options. This year, with an 800-piece limited edition of the Polaris Date, the manufacture is proposing a model that is just as captivating, equipped with an exquisite azure blue face in two layers and hand-lacquered, enhanced by three distinct finishes, sunray, grained and opalescent. The different shades obtained immerse us in the marine universe varying between the light and the deep. Within this marine composition, the beige luminescent hands point to large trapezoidal-shaped index markers and extended Arabic numerals which make it easy to read even in the dark. As a genuine divers’ watch, it has a unidirectional bezel. Incorporated into the inner bezel, it can be easily adjusted using the dedicated crown.
The 42 mm steel case, water-resistant up to 200 m, houses a self-winding movement providing a power reserve of 38 hours. The 899A/1 caliber powers the time information as well as the date located at 3 o’clock. The “1,000 Hour Control” test performed after assembly certifies the chronometer excellence. A screw-in case back also contributes to the water tightness of this model.
The rubber strap with a Clou de Paris pattern means the Polaris Date is very comfortable to wear.
Price: 8,300 EUR
By Dan Diaconu
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