Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a new collection of elegant, yet contemporary and sporty, watches inspired by its iconic Memovox Polaris watch first launched in 1968.
Comprising five models – a three-hand automatic, a chronograph and a chronography world time and two vintage models – the new Polaris collection features the same design as the original watch, but with contemporary touches.
The dials of the new collection are available in black or ocean blue with sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes; hands are filled with Super-LumiNova – the brand name of glowing pigments – which provide better visibility in low light.
The two vintage models, Polaris Date and Polaris Memovox, both in stainless steel, features the classic design — vanilla Super-LumiNova, triangle and trapezoidal indices, four Arabic numbers and a railway track for the minutes.
The Polaris Memovox, which has been designed with the same alarm function featured in the original model, pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Memovox Polaris watch and has been produced in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.
The Polaris Automatic features a unique dual-crown design. While one crown is used for time setting, the other is for the diving-inspired inner rotating bezel to track elapsed time.
With a dial design resembling a classic car’s dashboard, Polaris Chronograph – available in stainless steel and rose gold – is equipped with a tachymeter scale and is the sportiest model in the collection.
The Polaris Chorongraph WT, in titanium, has two chronograph pushers, including one for controlling the rotating city disc, which indicates the time of 23 cities around the world.