SIHH 2018: Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Old Style Watches
This week was an important one for all luxury watch professionals and enthusiasts. The 28th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) officially closed its doors yesterday, on January 19. It was indeed a memorable event, with many high-end luxury watches introduced by the leading horological manufacturers from all over the world. While such brands as H. Moser & Cie., Hublot, A. Lange & Söhne, and Audemars Piguet presented a whole new range of technically impressive models with innovative design, there were also many superb old style watches inspired by historical timepieces. This is especially true for Jaeger-LeCoultre and its new collection of Polaris luxury watches introduced along with the previously mentioned Reverso Tribute Duoface Casa Fagliano.
1. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox
The Polaris Memovox was one of the most anticipated old style watches to be introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Inspired by the company’s legendary Polaris Memovox from 1968, this new limited edition model comes with the same triangular alarm indicator and triple crown. However, it is still distinguished by its modern 42mm stainless steel case and wide hands. Plus, this luxury watch is powered by a complicated automatic alarm movement composed of 268 parts.
2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date
The Polaris Date has much in common with the previous example of Jaeger-LeCoultre old style watches; however, it is not an alarm watch. This self-winding mechanical model represents a time-only luxury watch with a date indicator located at 3 o’clock. Besides, it is available with a stainless steel bracelet matching its 42mm stainless steel case, making it a perfect choice for those looking for sporty yet elegant design.
3. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph World Time
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph World Time is the most sophisticated piece of Polaris old style watches presented by the company at SIHH 2018. The fact is that it is driven by a powerful automatic movement with chronograph and world time complications. Plus, this model comes in a lightweight titanium case measuring 44mm in diameter. It is available with black and blue dial options, as well as with a variety of leather straps.
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
The Polaris Chronograph is another great retro-inspired model introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Moreover, it is the only one Polaris available in 18k rose gold in addition to the stainless steel version. It comes with a reliable automatic chronograph movement enclosed in a 42mm case, with different dial and wristband options.
5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic
Available with either a metallic blue or black dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic is all about the purest watchmaking traditions. This time-only piece of Polaris old style watches is enclosed in a 41mm stainless steel case with a dual crown system, which houses an accurate in-house self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 898E/1. Besides, this model comes with a variety of strap and bracelet options to choose from.
Finally, it is important to note that all recently introduced Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris old style watches inspired by the 1968 Memovox diver’s alarm model come at reasonable prices, which is sure to make them even more popular this year.