Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in steel sets the race track on fire

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in steel sets the race track on fire

While the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic we talked about in an earlier article is all about introducing the new Polaris range and sports watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in steel takes this sports element further by encouraging an undeniable link to motorsports.

By the way, we have spoken earlier about how 2018 was a marquee year for Jaeger-LeCoultre with the revival of the the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection. If you wish to know about the journey of JLC Polaris collection & how the 2018 re-introduction is an important part of watchmaking history, head to our ‘Vault’ section detailing this here.

Anyway, coming back to JLC Polaris Chronograph.

Polaris Chronograph blue dial brown strap
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
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First look

This 42mm chronograph is perhaps the sportiest of their new line, and is equipped with a tachymeter bezel that allows the user to determine their car speed over a fixed distance.

The watch’s pushers have been redesigned for a better grip, and the dial has better readability owing to a thin bezel.

The new oversized triangular indices further offer enhanced readability and sub-dials are very legible as well owing to the contrast of the white markers on a blue surface.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph drawing by Product Design Director Lionel Favre
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 751
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The technical specifications

The JLC Polaris Chronograph has an automatic mechanical movement — Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 751 —that allows for an enhance 65 hour power reserve (more than the 40 hours of the Polaris Automatic).

It’s also slightly bigger than the Polaris Automatic, coming in at (still daily wearable) 42mm in size.

It’s created out of stainless steel and includes the functions of hours/minutes/seconds alongside a chronograph and tachymeter scale.

It retains its water resistance of 100m.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
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Variations

The dials come in two colour options — black or ocean blue — with sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes.

The chronograph is also available in a rose gold version.

While the technical specifications remain the same — with the exceptions of an anthracite dial and an oscillating weight in rose gold — it adds a much more dressy look to the watch, and will appeal to the gentlemen who prefer their sports watches to be formal as well.

To find out more about this and other Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, visit the Jaeger-LeCoultre website here.