to insert a picture of the 2007 Geographic World right before the Polaris edition. It was 41.5mm and the Polaris is 42, and was clearly the inspiration.
When the '96 edition came out, is was voted "Watch of the Year" in Chronos' annual readers' survey.
My personal favorite is the Compressor Geographic in steel on the bracelet. I love how JLC dispensed with the reserve de marche and instead made an instantaneous AM/PM indicator. Also, the white pointer hand on the date, like the one on the 5712/1A, is supremely legible. I'd like to source one, one day.
My secret wish is still that JLC will acknowledge the work-place move towards more casual wear and the public's love of steel sport watches and re-launch the Compressor line with each watch featuring the strap change mechanism and coming with bracelet and rubber or alligator. (Are you listening, Ms Renier?)