Latest Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph Is Timeless

Latest Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph Is Timeless

Jaeger-LeCoultre elevates the Polaris Chronograph with two signature dials that showcase the artisanal skills housed within the Manufacture. 

The clean, modern lines of the case of the new Polaris Chronograph dials are bold and visually striking, thanks to the richness of their lacquered surfaces – one in deep blue (above) that channels the elegant side of the Polaris character, the other in a warm grey (below) – a new colour in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s portfolio – that speaks to its sportier side. 

Complex in construction, the dial is composed of a central disc, a middle ring, to which the hour markers are applied, and an outer ring that is marked with the tachymeter scale. On both the central disc and the hours ring, the colour of the lacquer is graduated from light to dark, adding great visual depth to the dials. The lacquering of these two dial components is a lengthy and exacting artisanal process, with each layer of coating being manually applied. It begins with the application of a clear coat of varnish, followed by a layer of colour. The challenge lies in controlling both the shade and the gradient, so that the two sections match. This is followed by 35 coats of translucent lacquer, to add depth and richness. The process is completed by polishing the components to a bright mirror finish. 

The layout of the new Polaris Chronograph dial is timeless and intuitive to read, featuring a central chronograph seconds hand to enable more precise reading of this key measurement. Balanced by the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the sub-dial at 9 o’clock (in a notable change from its predecessor) now animates the dial with a running seconds display. The circular graining of these sub-dials adds contrast to the high gloss of the lacquered surfaces and the opaline finish of the outer ring. 

The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the automatic movement, Calibre 761 – a quintessential example of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s approach to watchmaking that combines high performance with mechanical elegance. Powered by twin barrels, the fully integrated chronograph movement features a column-wheel chronograph mechanism with vertical clutch and offers a 65-hour power reserve. 

Each new Polaris Chrongraph is accompanied by a package of two straps: the blue dial is complemented by a steel bracelet and a blue rubber strap textured with a ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, while the dynamic styling of the grey dial is complemented by a beige canvas strap and a similarly textured black rubber strap. 

Technical Specifications:


Case: Steel 

Dimensions: diameter 42 mm; thickness 13.39mm 

Calibre: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 761 

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; chronograph with 30-minute counter, central seconds indication and tachymeter 

Power Reserve: 65 hours 

Dial: Blue lacquer or Grey lacquer 

Strap: Blue dial: steel bracelet and additional rubber strap; Grey dial: beige canvas and additional rubber strap; 

Both models are supplied with an interchangeable folding buckle 

Water resistance: 10 bar 

Reference: Blue dial: Q9028181; Grey dial: Q902843J 

Price: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph blue dial, steel/rubber strap, £14,000 (RRP)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph grey dial, beige canvas/rubber strap, £13,500 (RRP)

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