By reviving the historic Polaris name in 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre claims to have reinvented the modern sports-chic watch. That’s a bold statement to make for any watch brand, but there is no doubting its commitment and taste, which it is reaffirming this autumn by launching two new dial colours for its chronograph, blue and grey. While the Reverso remains the most iconic of the Jaeger-LeCoultre stable, these new Polaris Chronographs, with their stainless-steel cases, quick-change interchangeable straps and richly lacquered dials, are certainly making the brand’s presence felt in this sector of the high-end watch world.
This new Polaris Chronograph dial has an intuitive layout, with a central chronograph seconds hand to enable more precise reading of this measurement. With a running seconds display at 9 o’clock, the sub-dial at 3 o’clock (a notable change from its predecessor) balances the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
As you would expect from the “watchmaker’s watchmaker”, as Jaeger-LeCoultre is known, the new models house an automatic Calibre 761 movement, a fully integrated chronograph movement with twin barrels and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism with vertical clutch, offering a 65-hour power reserve.
The new Polaris Chronograph is available from the Bond Street flagship, from £13,500; jaeger-lecoultre.com