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Timepiece: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox

A timepiece steeped in heritage dating back to the 1950s, Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) has always been proud of the Memovox range. One of the first alarm-bearing watches, the Memovox is also one of the definitive diver watches of its time. The new Polaris Mariner Memovox offers a distinct alternative to the diver watches available from the likes of Rolex or Blancpain.

There are two new Polaris timepieces, the Polaris Mariner Date and the Polaris Mariner Memovox. It is the latter of the two timepieces that features the alarm function. Both watches offer a bold set of aesthetic features such as a blue and orange colour scheme inside a 42mm diameter case. Given this is a dive watch, you’d expect glow-in-the-dark lumes and the Polaris Memovox doesn’t disappoint with both blue and orange lumes on the blue dial – with the orange lume reserved just for the minute hand. For those wondering, the Polaris Mariner Memovox is waterproof to a depth of 300m if you were thinking about getting that deep.

The movement powering the Memovox timepiece is the JLC Caliber 956, with the Date model using the JLC Caliber 899. Being an automatic watch, the discerning gent can expect an impressive power reserve of 45 hours for the Memovox and 70 hours for the Date model. Both timepieces benefit from a sapphire exhibition caseback to showcase the calibers. With the stainless steel case, the bracelet is also steel too.

All up, the sporty feel of the Polaris Mariner Memovox and Date models represents a catchy choice for the timepiece aficionado in the market for a divers watch different to the usual suspects.

RRP £15,800 – Jaeger-LeCoultre

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