Jaeger-LeCoultre. A rare stainless steel automatic calendar centre seconds wristwatch with alarm  Polaris, Circa 1968
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Jaeger-LeCoultre. A rare stainless steel automatic calendar centre seconds wristwatch with alarm Polaris, Circa 1968
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,911) inc. premium
Lot Details
Jaeger-LeCoultre. A rare stainless steel automatic calendar centre seconds wristwatch with alarm
Polaris, Circa 1968
Jewelled automatic movement with alarm, black dial with luminous Arabic quarters and indexes, outer dot minute divisions with 5-minute/ seconds markers, aperture for the date at 3, luminous ended steel baton hands, polished and brushed case with steel centre seconds, chamfered bezel, three crowns to wind the alarm/set the alarm chapter and wind/set the hours/minutes in the band, later fitted black strap with stainless steel buckle, case, dial and movement signed
42mm.

Footnotes

  • The Memovox Polaris was equipped with the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 825, featuring an alarm, date window and a cadence of 18,000 vibrations per hour. Like the case itself, the movement was exceptionally large for a wristwatch, corresponding to 14 lignes, meaning 31.6 mm in diameter and 7.5 mm thick. These spacious dimensions made it possible to endow the mechanism with all the attributes required of a sports watch: durability, precision and reliability.

    The name Polaris was suggested by the American market as being entirely in tune with the adventurous spirit typical of this period where people were fascinated by polar exploration, oceanographic discoveries and the space race.
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