Have to admit, I like Jaeger LeCoultre because they go their own way, and they have a thing about engineering, which really, every watch brand should embrace. Even fashion brands.
But I’m not that keen on green dials. Maybe I’m not a genius, perhaps I just find it less jazzy than purple, or pleasing as blue. Even a white dial tends to attract my gaze more than green, especially olive green. To me, army green always recalls memories of cheap Army & Navy clothing in winter, dull British motorcycles of the 50s and 60s, a miasma of poverty, dull days and starvation wages.
Others may find this green lantern special a winner. At just over £8000 it isn’t in the stratosphere like some Rolex, most AP Oaks or any Patek of course. So it’s a bit rare, definitely luxury, but affordable.
Still rather have a TAG Monaco and a couple of Seikos though.
Here’s the word from JLC;
For the first time, the lacquered face of the Polaris Date watch sports a green that is as deep as it is subtle. Depending on the play of light, the color evolves and transforms from a contrasting dark green to a soft, luminous hue.
With its innovative décor, the Super-LumiNova® hour markers and numerals stand out in all their brilliance alongside the skeletonized hands with luminescent tips.
Paying homage to the first Memovox Polaris, the vanilla tone of their finish further enhances their striking visual appeal. The sharp lined, 42-mm stainless steel case boasts a double-polished satin finish and is complemented by an easily interchangeable green rubber strap with a Clous de Paris motif.
The sapphire crystal case back reveals the finishes of the new generation Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899. Designed, produced and assembled under the same roof, this Manufacture movement offers a 70-hour power reserve, a highly practical feature for a sports watch.