New Polaris Memovox

Sep 13, 2020,14:57 PM

Just saw this one announced on the Chinese version of JLC's website. This is a non-limited version this time, with a 30 bar water-resistance, see-through case back, screw-down crown (middle one), unidirectional rotating rehaut and stainless steel bracelet (also sold with a rubber strap).

What do you think?

(credit Jaeger-LeCoultre)

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Looks great to my eyes! [nt]

 By: MichaelC : September 13th, 2020-15:01

Winner, perfect daily watch [nt]

 By: SALMANQ8 : September 13th, 2020-15:08

Looks great really. I hope it won’t be too thick.

 By: Tyo : September 13th, 2020-15:24
Do we have confirmation about the price? It looks like JLC is charging a huge premium vs the one launched 2 years ago.

17.5K€ in the EU I believe (taxes included) [nt]

 By: Artoxares : September 13th, 2020-15:28
No message body

Good grief!

 By: Esharp : September 14th, 2020-07:42
And the ‘audacity’ prize goes to...

Thickness: 15.63mm [nt]

 By: Artoxares : September 13th, 2020-15:30

Ouch, this is a no-go for me. [nt]

 By: CastorKrieg : September 13th, 2020-22:01

My thoughts

 By: Weems@8 : September 13th, 2020-15:35
Are positive. I am not an easy watch guy, and the watch get an OK stamp. The dial is sporty, wel drawn. A see-through case back, the opportunity to change the bracelet for a rubber strap (diving), a very good watch brand with heritage that goes back befor... 

Not my cup of tea. JLC continues to look backward, nor forward, in both design and movements. Whereas the tribute pieces from Jerome Lambert were terrific and...

 By: remarque : September 13th, 2020-16:03
created much needed publicity and pizazz, the manufacturer has not sustained any of that momentum since prior to 2014, and I feel the ship is capsizing... Where is the captain?

In my opinion

 By: robsallnow : September 14th, 2020-05:33
the buyers of the 2008 Tribute to Polaris have not been burned. It is far superior to the 2018 release for anyone that loves the 1968.


 By: gmark2800 : September 13th, 2020-16:48
Are they getting their inspiration from IWC? The blue & orange colors commonly used by IWC Aquatimers and the bracelet looks like it is from Ingenier.

Nice dial it works for me but...

 By: Mostel : September 13th, 2020-17:44
It's funny after all these years of collecting... the JLC movement looks like it 'always' does... kind of boring and like they did not really take any time to genuinely improve it... ( a quick superficial take on my part) but on the same take... the dial ... 

Screwed down crown? [nt]

 By: drphileasfogg : September 13th, 2020-23:24

For the bezel. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2020-23:32

Thanks for sharing!

 By: JTCL : September 13th, 2020-23:40
For that money and dimensions, I think I would rather have a Moser streamliner

Not bad at all. [nt]

 By: nasseriq : September 13th, 2020-23:58


 By: Jakub M : September 14th, 2020-01:22
Honestly for 30bars I would expect all the crowns to be screwdown along with screwedin caseback, pushpull crowns and caseback secured with screws does not fill me with confidence when it comes to water activities. Colleague bought the date version when it... 

Should be a winner!

 By: sirdavid : September 14th, 2020-03:52
I like many of the changes here. The date window looks much better to my eyes now that it matches the colour of the lume. The middle crown could be quite sensitive on previous models, so the fact it screws down is welcomed. The ability to watch the hammer... 

It is officially announced on JLC's Chinese website

 By: Artoxares : September 14th, 2020-04:32

Yes. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2020-06:45

I tend to agreed with your preliminary comments David...

 By: Artoxares : September 14th, 2020-04:31
The numerous technical improvements are very welcomed and make this new version very attractive. It should be appealing to the consumers wanting to have something more complex and distinctive than a common Sub. But the overall look of this watch is parado... 

I'd have felt better if the new watch were a revival of this rather than another Polaris 1968 tribute.

 By: Tim_M : September 14th, 2020-05:15
They already borrowed the dial, so why not the rest? Must every Polaris be the '68/E859? ...  

Hints of that watch (ie the dial colour)

 By: robsallnow : September 14th, 2020-05:36
were made in the later version of the current Polaris but no company would be wise to make a full tribute to that one

It has happened already

 By: Tim_M : September 14th, 2020-07:32
Zodiac has reissued the Super Sea Wolf that used the same case as the Polaris II ...  

Ok but.....

 By: robsallnow : September 14th, 2020-08:39
it doesn’t make them wise 😆

this looks great...but the thickness...

 By: ocwatching : September 14th, 2020-06:26
thickness gets a sigh from me...

Finally ISO 6425 and the 'secret' blue project dial surface.

 By: Rapwatch : September 15th, 2020-08:16
Friends of the brand have advocated for this piece for years. But JLC still effed it up on the day. SMH. Titanium would be better. Display back? WTF. Good alarm sound needs the hollow back, non? What's the bracelet detail for diving extension etc. Can it ...