Quick Visit to the London JLC Boutique

May 14, 2022,19:04 PM

I visited the London Boutique today to pick up an Amvox strap and drop off my Atmos for servicing. My thanks to Carmen and Steph for their help. 

Some quick and dirty pictures:

Quick work - they already had the Polaris Date in green in the case. I am not normally a green person but I actually liked the muted olive green on this watch, in person.

The watches I really wanted to see in person were the Polaris Perpetual Calendars, not least because I love blue and I think their gradient dials are fantastic. I particularly wanted to try the steel version. In reality it felt a little light (compared to my VC Overseas Chronograph or large Rolex sport models) but it was very comfortable and the 42mm size is a great fit for me.

Although I went in thinking the steel would be my favourite, the pink gold version stole the show. It has the extra heft that I generally prefer and, naturally, has more “wow” factor but without being too ostentatious. The blue dial and blue rubber strap work very well together.

All the best,


More posts: Amvox1 Alarm

  login to reply

Comments: view entire thread



 By: InHavenPro : May 14th, 2022-19:29
I hope your new AMVOX strap will promptly be supplied, they are, in my opinion, some of the best sports-watch strap designs ever on top of being hugely comfortable. Also, that rose gold Polaris PC truly looks wonderful, I suspected that would be my favori... 

Surprisingly, I was able to pick up the strap on this visit. I thought it would take months.

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-11:17
I just ordered the plain black version so the Boutique was able to get it within a couple of weeks. I guess if I ordered the proper Racing strap with the orange stitching it would take a lot longer. It is a great strap but because it is so thick near the ... 

Quite fortunate then!!

 By: InHavenPro : May 15th, 2022-15:11
I might ask if I can purchase an extra strap when I visit Le Sentier next month with Nicolas, I wear it so much that I am sure I'll end up needing another strap in a few years time.... I find that, in my experience of wearing it for almost two months now ... 

Yes, certainly worth asking about the straps when you are in Le Sentier.

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-16:59
I’m sure you will have lots of fun on the factory tour. Le Sentier, and the rest of the Jura, is beautiful. Less dramatic than the high Alps but with stunning forests and lakes. I think I just need to wear the watch and strap will conform to my wrist in g... 

I wouldn't be able to hold-off for a single hour x))

 By: InHavenPro : May 15th, 2022-18:24
Anyway, here's a couple of head-on images of how it sits on my wrist. As I mentioned above, the bulk of the thick-end of the strap is comfortably above the surface plane of my wrist.... Top design overall.... Cheers, Filip ...  

Thanks Filip!

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-18:55

With great pleasure.

 By: amanico : May 15th, 2022-18:00

My wrist is 18-19 cm and the 42mm Polaris looked great in reality. I think it looks bigger in the pictures than it was in the flesh.

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-11:20
The lugs were no where near hanging off the edge of my wrist. It would certainly be worth trying it on if you have a medium or large wrist.

I look forward to the review!

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-11:23
It’s a great design and I like the fact it has a seconds hand, which many PP, VC etc perpetual calendars don’t seem to have, or at least not the large central seconds hand that really brings the dial to life.

In a few days.

 By: amanico : May 15th, 2022-12:32

No problem.

 By: GWIS : May 15th, 2022-17:00

The release of the PC has made me relook at the entire line

 By: ifraher : May 16th, 2022-21:24
I pretty much dismissed the Polaris range when it first launched but i'm looking at it again through a different lens thanks to the PC,