With a familiar but strikingly new design, Jaeger-LeCoultre taps a unique color palette that exudes gentlemanly elegance for its cornerstone sports watch series. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date in Green shows a rendition of the classic Polaris twin-crown super compressor-style design, still measuring 42mm-wide and 13.92mm-thick presented in a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal case back. It has an all-dial look with muscular lugs and sharply tapering polished chamfers.
Focusing on its deep and desaturated olive color, it gives the familiar design that replicates the classic U.S. military olive drab tone. The chronograph has golden yellow undertones that show the brand’s stylistic experimentation. It has no less than four distinct dial segments, with its dial having a dynamic sunburst finish with a glossy surface. Its dial segment is bordered with a recessed seconds track featuring a light azurage pattern. Polaris Date in Green’s outer dial ring becomes grainier and more aged, with a fumé design identical to the core dial. With a plain black rendering, the internal rotating dive bezel follows the tonal evolution of the outside dial ring. Other features are similar to the rest of the Polaris Date series, including the Super-LumiNova hour markers and numerals alongside its skeletonized baton handset and the cutout date window at 3 o’clock.
The timepiece is ocean-ready with 200 meters of water resistance, a great take as an external bezel dive watch. The Swiss manufacturer brings in its new generation in-house 899AB automatic movement to power Polaris Date in Green, giving it a 70-hour power reserve at a 28,800 BPH beat rate. The watch is fitted on a dial-matching olive green rubber strap with a detailed hobnail texture.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date in Green is priced at $9,200 limited to only 100 pieces. It is currently available through authorized dealers. You can find more details here.