Watches and Wonders 2022: Hands on review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Polaris Date Green.

Sep 01, 2022,08:07 AM
 



Jaeger Lecoultre launches not one but three Polaris Date. 2 which are upgraded, with the blue dial of the Polaris Mariner Date from 2020, or with the black dial. The third is the one I want to share with you, the " Green ", the one which makes all the difference. 



As for the new Blue and Black Polaris Date, the movement, the Cal 899, received the technical improvements seen in the Polaris Mariner Date or the Master Control Date for a longer power reserve of 70 hours instead of... 38 hours. 

The Cal 899, with its tungsten rotor, which you can see through the sapphire case back: 



The case is not different from the former versions, with the same proportions, 42 mm big, 13, 92 mm high, and the same decoration, brushed, with generous polished bevels on the lugs, and the same water resistance, 200 meters, which is largely enough for water activities. 


Let's focus on the only detail which makes all the difference, now, the color of the dial. 
With the Polaris, we are used to black, which is its natural color, and for some 4 years now, to blue. 

The Green was totally unexpected, I must say. It adds some cool factor to this watch. And it is not a " simple " green, but a hue which is somewhere between Olive and Khaki, blending clear and darker zones, with creamy luminous indices and hands, without forgetting the different finishes: Opaline, grained and sunburst. 



Quite eye-catching, in my opinion.

The other pleasant detail is the fact that you can quickly and easily change the strap, a rubber, in green. I could see the watch with a superb green leather strap, which pleased me a lot:






My only reserve? The date should have been green, to match with the dial and to make it more discreet. Without, it would be even more stunning. 






Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts,

Best,

Nicolas


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Merci, I.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-14:22

This piece is gorgeous

 
 By: Cookies : September 1st, 2022-08:42
Yes the date should be in green. It would be perfect.

Totally agree

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 1st, 2022-08:58
It would be cleaner without a date.

Aaah, I fee less alone. ;)

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-14:22

Better, indeed.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-14:22

It's a great looking dial

 
 By: whatmakesmetick (andrea) : September 1st, 2022-08:47
These new polaris variations are getting better and better, and I'm starting to like the line now. Maybe not as experimental as the master compressors, but good looking and more versatile. I love the look on the leather strap...

+1

 
 By: whatmakesmetick (andrea) : September 1st, 2022-20:37

This would have been a no brainer

 
 By: xxn : September 1st, 2022-09:23
at 39-40mm. I’m sure it can be done but I guess more geared to divers with larger wrists🤷🏿‍♂️ JLC has still got it though👌🏻

Agreed.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-20:25

Not a fan, other than the dial colour

 
 By: burnsey66 : September 1st, 2022-09:34
I bought the no date black dial, so yes, 41mm, no date function, but obvious similarities. Felt very light and cheaper than its price point and the internal bezel moved very easily with the glance of a shirt cuff on the crown. Sold it very quickly (and lo... 

I tend to agree, too.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-20:26

Polaris

 
 By: pmh6000 : September 1st, 2022-12:29
Nice looking but would have liked to see the green in the no date model with the upgraded cal. I have the blue dial and really like it.

Same for me.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-20:26

One of the only green dials that I think is gorgeous. I really don't like....

 
 By: watchme : September 1st, 2022-19:26
the 5168G-010 and variants with the military green. I agree that a black date disc with light green font (to match the lume markers) would have been killer! -Dean

In total agreement!

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-20:29

Been waiting for this review!!!

 
 By: sludgeriff : September 1st, 2022-21:47
This watch is a threat to my wallet!!! Many thanks for the comprehensive and informative review.🤙

My pleasure, mon ami.

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2022-21:50

16 / 17 cm wrist is ok.

 
 By: amanico : September 2nd, 2022-10:11

👍

 
 By: Ping.Timeout : September 2nd, 2022-10:12

Great post!

 
 By: VintageAlex (aka AlexKontiki) : September 2nd, 2022-12:09
Great pics, great watch. Thanks Nico, this watch really rocks!!

Thanks for reading, mon ami.

 
 By: amanico : September 2nd, 2022-14:43

C’est mon plaisir.

 
 By: VintageAlex (aka AlexKontiki) : September 2nd, 2022-15:36
Tous mes vœux