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Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a perpetual calendar in its Polaris series, adding a classical calendar complexity to a refined sports collection. Debut Watches and Wonders 2022 anchors a wide set of debuts that feature the brand’s “Stellar Odyssey” theme for the new release of the year.
Other debuts include a pair of new Atmos models, two impressive Grand Complexes, and two brilliant additions to the Rendez-Vous collection.
You may recall that in 2018 Jaeger-LeCoultre revived the Polaris name, adding to the collection named for the famous 1968 Memovox Polaris Dive series.
With the new Polaris Perpetual Calendar, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 868AA has been introduced, a new version of its existing perpetual calendar movement (first seen in 2013), upgraded here to create a retro display of the Moon’s phases in the Southern Hemisphere. The update increases the caliber power reserve to a full seventy hours. Low power lapses make any calendar clock more practical.
Jaeger-LeCoultre 42mm steel or pink gold Polaris Perpetual calendar to dial the dial in a deep gradient-blue color to suggest changes from day to night.
To point to the origin of the calendar in astronomical events, Jaeger-LeCoultre sets the moon’s phases here at 6 o’clock, creating a retro display for the Southern Hemisphere and a display for its northern counterpart. The new skeletal arms allow greater visibility of dial displays ব and retain Polaris design codes.
Here is all the Polaris code, a glass-box crystal, a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces and a top crown that rotates the inner bezel. The bottom crown is adjusted by a single pusher to schedule and rotate the clock when calendar settings.
Prices: $ 29,600 (steel) and $ 44,300 (pink gold).
Specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Permanent Calendar
Case: 42mm x 11.97mm steel or pink gold.
Movement: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 868AA. Functions: Hour, minute, second, permanent calendar with lunar phases in two hemispheres and red security zone, rotating bezel inside. Power reserve 70 hours, and 100 meters water resistance.
Dial: Lacquered blue gradient.
Whip: Ref. Q9088480 (steel) Interchangeable steel bracelet and rubber strap.
Ref. Q9082480 (pink gold) Interchangeable rubber straps and alligator leather strap.
Additional highlights of Jaeger-LeCoultre in Watches and Wonders 2022:
Master Hybrid Artistica Caliber 945 Pink Gold (above) Galaxy and Master Hybrid Artistica Caliber 945 Atomium in White Gold. Each of the five pieces is offered in a limited edition. Price: $ 535,000 (white gold) and 515,000 (pink gold).
World-time display with 24-hour indication, including Tradition Caliber 948, Universal Flying Tourbillon at Master Grande. A limited edition of twenty. Price: 227,000.
A limited edition of the new Atmos Tellurium (above) ten pieces with zodiac calendar: Price: 70 570,000.
The Atmos Infinite, with the ‘almost permanent’ Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 570 (above). Price: 15,100.
There are two additions to the Rendez-Vous collection called Rendez-Vous Star and Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star (pictured above). In pink gold or white gold, the 36mm diamond-set watch hosts a unique complexity where a diamond-set ‘shooting star’ moves to the top of the dial at random moments during the day, usually four to six times per hour. The shooting star can be activated on demand with several turns of the crown. Price: $ 75,500 (Dodging Star only).