JAEGER-LECOULTRE – POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH
The Chronograph is the most sports-oriented watch in the new Polaris collection and stands out with a dial that is ideally designed to display all the elements in a readable way.
While the chronograph is one of the most practical complications for measuring short time intervals, it can also give a stylish boost to all our outfits. The new Polaris Chronograph made by Jaeger-LeCoultre ideally achieves this aim thanks to an excellent dial design. Two oversized figures at 12 and 6 o’clock provide a perfectly symmetrical axis separating the two bicompax sub-dials for the second and minute totalisers. Large triangular indices in a very contemporary spirit provide easy reading of the time elements. A bezel equipped with a tachymetric scale encircles the dial. The Super-LumiNova® coating guarantees excellent readability, even in low light. It’s worth noting that the manufacture had the good idea to omit a date counter, which would have overloaded the design. Good thinking!
The time information and the complication are driven by a self-winding calibre. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 751 houses the 42mm case and is visible through the sapphire glass, providing a generous power reserve of 65 hours.
The Polaris Chronograph comes in two versions. The steel version can be worn with a machined strap made of the same metal or a leather model. The dial is black or deep navy blue. The second version is more exclusive and made of rose gold, with an anthracite dial featuring a sunburst, grained and opaline treatment for that extra refined touch. The model is worn with an elegant strap made of brown leather.
Price: 8,200 EUR (steel) – 9,900 EUR (rose gold) www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
By Dan Diaconu