Here’s one for the travellers. Jaeger-LeCoultre has come out with a new addition to its popular Polaris collection – and it’s perfect for country-hopping frequent flyers who have more important things to do than calculate time difference.

The new Polaris Geographic WT (for “World Time”) is limited to only 250 pieces, and is part of the new collection launched in January that paid homage to the brand’s iconic Polaris Memovox watch from 1968.

The name “Polaris” has come to elicit a sense of freedom and avant-garde elan over the years, a fitting tribute to the old model’s revolutionary underwater functionality.

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The new model adds a sporty elegance to the classic 1968 design, staying true to the brand’s slogan back in the ‘60s: “For the man of action”.

The Polaris Geographic WT is a versatile and multifunctional time keeper, with a city disk and 24 time zones on the flange, which is adjustable by the crown at 10 o’clock. A white asterisk marked next to the city names indicates the one hour difference between the standard and daylight saving time. A day/night disk is also designed to help travellers distinguish day and night hours, through black and white shades.

Three sub-dials provide more information to the travellers: a calendar at 2 o’clock, the second time zone at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve at 10 o’clock.

You can’t just walk in and buy one, however – the model is only available at JLC boutiques through pre-orders. Watch collectors can start placing orders from this month.

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 Jaeger-LeCoultre was established in 1833 and has created more than 1,200 calibres, including classic models such as the Master, the Atmos and the Reverso. The Maison takes pride in its history and has been inspired by the past classics to create new masterpieces, such as the Duomètre collection, launched in 2007.

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