WORLD PREMIERE: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox & Date.

Discover through our 4K-video the and the are two new models that unite fully ISO 6425-compliant specifications for certified divers with the sporty aesthetic of the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection.

The 42 mm cases feature the key design codes of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris cases with their taut lines, glass-box crystals, and dynamic mix of brushed and polished surfaces. In keeping with their purpose as a high-performance diving watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner cases are water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar). Furthermore, the crown used to set the notched inner-bezel is screwed-down to avoid any unintentional movement, with the addition of an orange security band to warn divers when it is not fully screwed down.

The hands, indexes and numerals are filled with SuperLumiNova to ensure excellent legibility in low light, as required of all diving watches. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre has gone a step further, maximising divers’ safety by using different colours to distinguish the hour and minute hands. The running seconds hand is tipped in orange for daylight visibility, with a central luminescent section to avoid any possibility of confusion with the other hands.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date offers the classic diving-watch functions of hours and minutes, with a running time indicator (seconds hand) and unidirectional inner bezel, and the addition of an instantly-jumping date display. The dual-crown configuration is typical of super compressor-type diving watch cases, with the upper crown for operating the inner bezel and the lower one for setting the time and date.

Dimensions: 42 mm x 15.63 mm
Lug-to-Lug: 48 mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956
Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, alarm, unidirectional rotating inner bezel
Power reserve: 45 hours
Case and Bracelet: stainless steel
Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 30 bar
Reference: Q9038180
Rice: 17.400 Euro inc. VAT / 16.900 CHF incl. VAT

Dimensions: 42 mm x 13.92 mm
Lug-to-Lug: 48 mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899
Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, unidirectional rotating inner bezel
Power reserve: 70 hours
Case and Bracelet: stainless steel
Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finish
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 30 bar
Reference: Q9068180
Price: 11.000 Euro incl. VAT / 10.600 CHF incl. VAT

Let us also look back…

Back in the fifties, scuba diving was a risky and challenging military activity. The only tool available for diving was the watch, which created a strong demand for professional diving timepieces. In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre responded with a unique solution, a self-winding Memovox movement, which provided an aural warning that it was time to return to the surface. This was followed in 1968 by the Memovox Polaris, with an internal rotating bezel as well as the alarm, and a triple-layer case-back for better sound transmission.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox pays direct homage to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first diving watches, with their robust capabilities and distinctive aesthetic. The self-winding movement, Calibre 956, is also a direct descendant of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first automatic alarm watch calibres. Introduced in 2008, it has been comprehensively revised by the Manufacture’s engineers for this latest generation of alarm watches. By the way this is exactly the watch you also see in the Video…

Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gong was attached; however, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox has a transparent sapphire case-back, allowing the wearer to watch the hammer in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side. The open-worked heavy metal rotor ensures an unobstructed view of the strike-works, its CĂ´tes de Genève decoration matching the fine finishing on the movement plates. One important element remains unchanged, however: the signature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox…