Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1833, just released two new models for its Polaris Chronograph line. The new warm gray and blue dial examples feature two new thickly lacquered dials framed by a tachymeter chapter ring.
The 42 mm warm gray Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph features the brand’s signature dial in a lacquered gray colorway, an internal opaline bezel, a grained circle for the hours and indexes, and a sunray-brushed center. It has a central second, tachymeter, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, bâton squeletté hands, contrasting matte black-grained subdials with orange numerical highlights, and water resistance of up to 100m. It also comes with interchangeable black rubber, a beige fabric strap, and a stainless steel double-folding buckle.
The blue dial model takes after the 1960s Memovox Polaris and features a gradated blue lacquered dial, internal opaline bezel, grained circle for the hours and indexes, and sunray-brushed center. It has a central second, tachymeter, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, bâton squeletté hands, blue subdials, sapphire display caseback, and water resistance of up to 100m. It also comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a blue rubber strap with a stainless steel double-folding buckle.
Both watches run on the in-house caliber 761 movement. Built off of the architecture of the 751, the new movement features a running seconds hand. It has 248 components, 35 jewels, twin barrels, blued screws, Côtes de Geneve, and a 65-hour power reserve.
The new warm gray Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph with straps, reference Q902843J, retails for $14,300, while the blue-on-steel variant, reference Q902818, retails for $14,800. To learn more about these new Polaris Chronograph timepieces, please visit Jaeger-LeCoultre’s website.