This month, in addition to a new boutique launch, Jaeger-LeCoultre debuted a new double gradient version of the Polaris Date.
Instead of a trendy bright green dial, Jaeger-LeCoultre gave the boutique only Double-Gradient Green Polaris Date more of a dark green moss-colored dial. The light to dark lacquered fade is seen on both the main outer dial and the inner portion of the dial — hence the double-gradient designation.
Based on Jaeger’s 1968 Memovox Polaris timepiece, the Polaris collection is presented in a 42 mm diameter stainless steel compressor case with dual crowns. One which winds the watch and sets the hours, minutes, center seconds, and date (at 4 o’clock) — and the other that controls the internal rotating count up dive bezel located on the flange.
“A balanced mix of opaline, grained and sunrayed surfaces clearly defines each key dial segment, from the mobile inner bezel ring to the minute track. The color gradient ranges from light olive to verdant rainforest, taking on different shades according to the angle of reflected light,” according to Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Thanks to the rotating inner bezel, the 200-meter depth rating, running seconds, and the luminous treatment on the dial, bezel, and hands, this watch meets all the ISO6425 dive watch requirements.
Offered with a transparent caseback, Jaeger’s latest caliber 899 automatic movement, with 70-hour power reserve, and upscale finishing can be admired, despite this being a dive watch.
The Double-Gradient Green Polaris Date boutique edition is available in unlimited numbers, paired with a green textured rubber strap with a quick-release system, and retails for $9,200.
Photo by Jaeger-LeCoultre.