A Look Into Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Watches

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watch design is a legendary timepiece that has stood the test of time and inspired various luxury pieces. The range’s sporty appearance is reminiscent of the Jaeger instruments in the most emblematic vintage cars, evoking a sense of pleasing nostalgia and luxury.

The Polaris range is one of the most popular watch collections we offer here at New Cavendish Jewellers, and today, we’d like to share with you why our customers so highly prize this watch range.

History of Jaeger LeCoultre

Whilst the company officially started in 1937, The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre started in 1833, when Antoine LeCoultre, a talented watchmaker, established a workshop in Le Sentier, Switzerland. He invented the Millionometer, a revolutionary instrument capable of measuring to the nearest micron, which has since become a fundamental tool in the watchmaking industry. LeCoultre's son, Elie LeCoultre, inherited his father's passion for innovation and excellence and continued expanding the company's expertise range.

Throughout the last century, Jaeger-LeCoultre became known for its technical mastery, producing a range of intricate timepieces. Some notable examples include the first wristwatch with an alarm function in 1968 called the Memovox, and the first automatic movement with a perpetual calendar, the Master Control, in 1992. The company also collaborated with luxury brands such as Aston Martin and Bentley to create unique, highly sought-after watches.

With a history of over 180 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains a symbol of precision, innovation, and luxury in watchmaking. A prime example of their work confirms this; the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris.

Polaris: Luxury Sports watches of the Grande Maison

The origins of the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Polaris collection are deeply connected to the previously mentioned Memovox Polaris. Created in the late 1960s, this legendary sports watch featured a mechanical alarm within a waterproof case and continues to be an iconic symbol of the brand's legacy.

The alarm is the key, lasting feature that makes this watch a worthy member of the Grande Maison, the leading watch timepieces and brands globally. Originally known as the Memovox function or the ‘voice of memory’, this feature was popular amongst divers as the watch would signal them when they should return to the surface. The continued popularity of the collection has inspired other valuable features that align with the practical side of the Grande Maison. The date, alarm, chronograph, and Worldtime chronograph complications are all included in the collection, making it the perfect everyday accessory for the wearer.

Why Choose a Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Watch?

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watch is a versatile timepiece appealing to various lifestyles. Combining durability and practicality with elegance and craftsmanship creates a high-end luxury watch perfect for collectors with the highest standards.

The typical customer buying a Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris watch values quality, style, and performance. You may be a collector or a watch enthusiast who appreciates the heritage and history of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, or you may be drawn to the sleek design and rugged construction of the Polaris watch. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris is a timepiece that combines form and function, making it an ideal choice for those who demand the best in a luxury sports watch.

You can choose from several styles of Polaris watches depending on your personal taste; the following are popular examples from this luxury watches collection.

Polaris Chronograph

This Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph is a stunning timepiece with a 42mm polished stainless steel case that exudes sophistication. Featuring the in-house chronograph construction that Jaeger Le-Coultre are famous for, it has a solid, reliable movement that ensures the timepiece maintains accuracy for an impressively long lifetime. The dial consists of a textured blue dial with three gradient scales.

Built for legibility and water resistance, this watch continues the early tradition of the Polaris range by being an elegant sports watch that can survive outdoor and underwater sports without losing performance. This superb timepiece will appeal to anyone who values style and function in their watch.




Polaris Perpetual Calendar

The Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar watch is a stunning and sophisticated timepiece that perfectly combines athleticism and elegance. It is a watch designed for the modern-day explorer who seeks to experience precision to the fullest.

The perpetual calendar is considered one of the most complicated horological complications to master, and the Polaris Perpetual Calendar is a testament to this. The watch is pink gold with a sapphire case-back that reveals the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 868 movement.

The movement contains 351 components, and it features a moon phase in both hemispheres with a retrograde hand for the southern hemisphere. The lacquered dial of the watch has a stunning gradient of blue tones that is enhanced by the pink gold bezel and lugs, making it a watch that exudes luxury and sophistication.




Polaris Date

The Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Date watch features a sporty and casual style and is a tribute to the legendary Memovox Polaris but adds a functional date feature. A self-winding Jaeger LeCoultre calibre powers the watch and features a black dial with a date aperture. The special diving helmet engraving on the sapphire crystal caseback adds to the watch's charm, and the black rubber strap completes the rugged look, perfect for many outdoor adventures.





Polaris Automatic

Also taking inspiration from the iconic Polaris Memovox model, this Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Automatic timepiece is designed to appeal to a new generation of watch enthusiasts. Combining elegance, sportiness and durability, the Polaris Automatic is equipped with a self-winding calibre encased in a solid stainless steel case.

The dial is a masterpiece, featuring three different finishes, while the vintage-style calf strap adds a touch of nostalgia. The watch is a perfect blend of style and functionality with offset crowns that manipulate the outer ring of the dial and hands.

The exhibition sapphire caseback showcases the intricate movements of the watch, making it a true masterpiece. The outstanding timepiece is a must-have for anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship and timeless design.



Luxury Polaris Watches at New Cavendish Jewellers

New Cavendish Jewellers are officially licensed retail partners for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s outstanding timepieces. Jaeger-LeCoultre is renowned for its iconic timepieces, including the already discussed Polaris alongside:

- The Reverso; a classic Art Deco-style watch with a swivelling case that allows the wearer to protect the watch face.

- The Master Grande Tradition; a collection of highly complicated watches that showcase the brand's technical prowess.

You can browse our range of products online or visit our London store and see these pieces in person before you buy. Get in touch to ask our knowledgeable experts about our watches on finance and discover your next addition to your collection today.