— e Memovox Polaris, a divers’ watch with a mechanical alarm, inspired JLC’S headliner release at SIHH: the new Polaris collection with five models. Each dial has three circles with contrasting finishes, large luminous hands, and indexes that have the trapezoidal shape of the original Polaris.
e Polaris Automatic has a three-hand time display and a 41-mm stainless-steel case. Inside is JLC’S automatic 896/1 with a 40-hour power reserve. e dials are black or “ocean” blue. Prices are $6,600 to $7,600. e Polaris Chronograph has a 42-mm case. It uses in-house Caliber 751 with a 65-hour power reserve. Prices in steel are $10,000 to $10,900. e Polaris Chronograph WT has a crown at 10 that controls a rotating city disk representing the world’s 24 major time zones. e movement is automatic JLC Caliber 752 with a 65-hour power reserve. Price is $14,500 with a titanium case and a calf leather strap. e Polaris Date has indexes treated to look like the tritium-treated ones of the early Polaris. e 42-mm case is stainless steel. It has a date window at 3 o’clock and JLC Caliber 899/1 with a 38-hour power reserve. Price is $7,750 on a rubber strap. e Polaris Memovox, limited to 1,000 pieces, contains a crown-operated alarm function driven by Caliber 956, a descendant of the first selfwinding alarm movement, created by JLC in the 1950s. It has a 44-hour power reserve, a 42-mm steel case, and is water resistant to 200 meters. Like the Polaris Date, it has “aged patina” luminous indexes. Price on a rubber strap or a steel bracelet is $12,600.