On the occasion of SIHH2018 Jaeger-LeCoultre brings the Memovox Polaris back to life in a contemporary key, creating a new collection that will support the brand's icons.
The models of the collection Polaris they are in everything five: a three-hand model, a chronograph with indication of the 24 time zones and two vintage-inspired models.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE POLARIS MEMOVOX, the return of an icon
'Spearhead' of Jaeger-LeCoultre newcomers is the 'limited edition of 1000 pieces celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Memovox Polaris del 1968. With this re-edition, the maison of The Path it brings back to life a legendary watch, faithful companion of sailors and captains of ships, faithfully resuming its design that distinguishes it.
Among the elements that characterize the Polaris le three crowns: one to set the alarm (top), one for the rotating inner bezel (at 3 o'clock) and one to set the alarm (bottom). The 'Alarm Clock' performs a function of Memovox, or "voice of memory", served to remind divers that it was time to return to the surface.
The vintage connotation of the dial was also made possible thanks to the use of the Super-LumiNova™ vanilla color. The center disc is set using the alarm crown and turns to align the triangle at the desired time.
To animate the new Polaris Memovox we find the in-house caliber Jaeger-LeCoultre 956, direct heir of the first alarm clock movement created by Jaeger in the 1950s, equipped with an exclusive gong mechanism.