The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Is Green, But It Might As Well Be Gold

There’s something undeniably attractive about a well-made watch that doesn’t have to scream about itself. It might just be Australian tall poppy syndrome, but there’s something almost naturally off-putting about anyone (or anyone) who feels the need to constantly justify themselves, which makes the director silencer so much more convincing. All of which brings me to the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date, now executed in a modest green that’s implicitly understated, going about its business without fanfare and with exacting precision.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date In Green: what is it?

For several years, the Polaris has been an integral part of the Jaeger-LeCoultre catalogue, as the brand’s all-purpose and versatile sports watch. However, while we’ve seen all sorts of grays, blues and blacks, this is the first time in decades that the Polaris has been run in green, giving it a military utilitarianism we love.

Like an ex-SAS man sitting quietly in the corner of the pub enjoying his pint, the visual impression green gives off is one of quiet confidence, with the faintest hint of orange contrasting the dull hue. Sure, it’s not a revolutionary new design or move inside, but it’s a new direction for the Polaris that’s sure to win more fans.



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Case

In line with the rest of the collection, the stainless steel case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date in Green measures 42mm in diameter and 13.92mm thick. It’s not a small watch, but it’s by no means uncomfortable or oversized.

The impression of the dial is kept wide thanks to the narrow satin-brushed lugs, while you will find the twin crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock, one for setting the time and winding, while the other is used to activate the internal rotation. swimming goggles. With a sapphire crystal back that shows off the movement well, it is guaranteed to be 200m water resistant.

Dial

The dial is one of the main highlights of the whole watch, as its surface is made up of several layers of lacquer which not only create an impressive visual depth, but also create the color gradient as you move from the bezel to the interior. Separated into a central disc that’s been brushed radially, as well as a matte-finished outer ring for the hour markers, there’s a certain complexity to its relatively unadorned expanse.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Green

Movement

Beneath the dial, this latest version of the Polaris is powered by the new-generation Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 899, with meticulous finishing and offering 70 hours of power reserve.

Webbing

In keeping with the color scheme of the rest of the watch, this Polaris arrives on a dull green rubber strap. Jaeger-LeCoultre is well known for the comfort of its rubber straps, as well as equipping them with a quick-change mechanism that allows the strap to be swapped without tools simply and easily. Secured by a folding clasp, it is the ideal bracelet to make the Polaris a superb summer watch.

Judging and award

While not an entirely new release, it is a great release from Jaeger-LeCoultre as they continue to expand the Polaris collection in the right direction. If you were tired of the blue dial, or if the black dial was a little too harsh for your liking, this new green version could very well be your next great everyday dive watch. Coming in with an RRP of $13,800, it’s currently only online in Australia at the link below.



The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is green, but it might as well be gold
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date is green, but it might as well be gold

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