The top sports model in the new Polaris collection features a complication for globetrotters with a time display in 24 time zones.

As its name implies, the centrepiece of the new Polaris collection, the Chronograph WT, combines two complications that come in handy on a daily basis for modern nomads: a chronograph and universal time. With this new model, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced a highly elegant watch built around a titanium case with polished and brushed surfaces. It is 44mm wide, resulting in a harmonious layout where all the time information is easy to read. The dial is available in two monochrome styles, black and sea blue. For greater depth, the two models feature a sunburst finish in the centre, opaline on the chapter ring and a grained effect between the two surfaces. Around the rim are the bicompax counters, showing the times in 24 of the world’s major cities. They are placed on a specific disc, so you just need to set the time in the city where you happen to be, using the crown at 10 o’clock, to see what time it is in the 23 other cities at a glance. Simple and effective! For short-time measurements, the traditional method is used, with two pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o’clock.

jaeger lecoultre polaris chronograph world-timer closeup with movment

The model is driven by the calibre 752, made in-house by the manufacture. The automatic calibre generates a healthy power reserve of 65 hours.

Like all the Jaeger-LeCoultre models introduced at SIHH 2018, you can combine the Polaris Chronograph WT with a strap chosen from a wide range of calf- or alligator-leather versions in different colours.

Price: 14,400 EUR www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

By Dan Diaconu

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