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Introducing The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Collection

Introducing The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Collection

Snappy Take

Jaeger-LeCoultre is a brand that brings to mind a large group of notorious, or if nothing else notable neighboring, plans. There is the Reverso, the Master Control line, and the Polaris, just to give some examples. Drawing on that legacy, JLC is presenting the new Polaris Mariner – a more game arranged pair of plunge watches – comprised of the Polaris Mariner Date and Polaris Mariner Memovox (highlighting the mark alert capacity). The two watches sport a 42mm-wide case plan, in a blue and orange shading plan, that is quite current in appearance while as yet keeping up the exemplary center plan language of the Polaris as we have come to know it.

Introductory Thoughts

Having been initially disclosed around 1950, the Memovox has become one of the staples of alert bearing watches, if not the most notable (for additional on the Memovox, look at this A Week on the Wrist ). Moreover, the Polaris, initially delivered in 1968, is one of those late mid-century watch plans that has been re-contextualized for present day. It sports an appear to be especially unique from the more universal pivoting bezel jumper configuration (think Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Rolex Submariner, and pretty much every plunge watch that has followed). The Polaris is one section out of control, two sections retro, with a sprinkle of modern – staple attributes of also styled Super Compressor plunge watches from the 1960s. 

The contrast between the new Polaris Mariner Date and the new Polaris Mariner Memovox is, viably: caution or no alert – that is essentially it (save for a distinction in thickness, and the quantity of crowns, which again are results of the alert capacity). You may be unable to try and see anything diverse at all between them at a snappy look, yet in the event that you look carefully, you will see the little “Memovox” word imprint and triangle on one model – with relating third crown – and the shortfall of every one of those things on the other. 

Despite the center plan language, you will not discover a legacy stylish, or fauxtina anyplace here. All things considered, you are left with a striking arrangement of blue and orange tones, within a 42mm case on a steel wristband. While the Polaris line of watches, everywhere, has been viewed as to a greater extent a “sport noble man” watch, this new assortment presents a game and device watch plan – and construct – that is good for its proposed reason. In what capacity? All things considered, the Polaris Mariner is ISO 6425-compliant, which makes it something of an appropriate plunge watch with a 300-meter profundity rating. In the event that you had any uncertainty concerning its bona fides, you need just look to the content on the lower bit of the dial, which plainly peruses, “diving.

The lume shines both in a blue and orange tone. The orange lume is held for the moment hand, which coordinates the orange accents on the dial – something I couldn’t imagine anything better than to find in the metal. There additionally gives off an impression of being an orange emphasis on the base of the crowns, when unscrewed. The Polaris Mariner Date highlights two crowns, one to work the development and the other for the inner jump time bezel. The Polaris Mariner Memovox sports a third crown, which works the alert capacity. The dial flaunts the typical three finished methodology with a blend of grain, sparkle, and sunray wrapping up. Obviously, there are the enormous, particular, and clear numerals in the mark retro typeface. 

Both of the new Polaris Mariner watches summon a specific current inclining, prepared to-plunge disposition while at the same time filling in as portrayals of the legacy of Polaris models of years past. The developments inside each watch are the JLC Caliber 899 in the Polaris Mariner Date and the JLC Caliber 956 in the Polaris Mariner Memovox. The two watches highlight sapphire display casebacks exhibiting the previously mentioned types. Generally, the Polaris Mariner assortment presents a shamelessly lively watch, on a steel arm band for sure – and keeping in mind that the mid year season may actually be in our rearview, “Sweltering Dive Watch Summer” endures.

The Basics

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model: Polaris Mariner Collection
Reference Number: Q9038180 (Memovox), Q9068180 (Date)

Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 15.63mm (Memovox), 13.92mm (Date)
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Blue
Indexes: Markers and Arabic numerals
Lume: Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap/Bracelet: Bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956 (Memovox), Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 899 (Date)
Functions: Hours/minutes/seconds, date, unidirectional turning inward bezel, caution (Memovox only)
Power Reserve: 45 hours (Memovox), 70 hours (Date)
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz
Jewels: 23 (Memovox), 32 (Date)
Chronometer Certified: No

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $17,600 (Memovox), $11,000 (Date)
Availability: Immediately
Limited Edition: No

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