Jaeger-LeCoultre added a Geographic WT (World Time) model to the Polaris collection that the company launched earlier this year.
The watch was unveiled at a party held in Mayfair, London, club Isabel’s last night.
Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, the Jaeger-LeCoultre new Polaris collection launched at SIHH earlier this year includes a three-hand automatic, a chronograph and a chronograph world time, as well as two models with a stronger vintage feel: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox.
The new Polaris Geographic WT displays 24 time zones on a flange that can be adjusted by the crown at 10 o’clock. For cities switching between standard and daylight-saving time according to seasons, a white asterisk indicates the time with this one-hour difference.
A blue and black dial has a sunrayed sub-dial for the calendar at 2 o’clock, the second time zone at 6 o’clock and the power reserve at 10 o’clock.
The day/night disk, clearly divided into two black and white sections, is instantly recognisable and indicates whether it is day light or night in the local city – and therefore in the second time zone of choice. One slight, yet eye-catching detail on the disk is the small sun indicating the daytime hours – black numerals on a white background – and the little crescent moon for the night hours – white numerals on a black background.