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The Aramedes Mecca Mastertimer Salat

In a previous article, we discussed a new brand with a revolutionary ideaAramedes, a Swiss company from the German-speaking side, specifically in the city of Zurich. Aramedes aims to combine advanced technology with classic watches to offer a watch that is as beautiful as it is practical.

During Dubai Watch Week 2021, the global launch of the brand took place. Since then, the company has continued to move forward, introducing new editions. The coming years promise a lot, according to Co-Founder and CEO Tom Morf. Aramedes offers two distinctive collections: the Mecca Collection and the Zürich Collection. and today we have in our hands the Aramedes Mastertimer Salat, the latest edition from Mecca collection.

Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre New Addition to The Iconic Polaris Collection

Three new release with new aesthetics, including a new Geographic complication

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection is a range of luxury sports watches that blend elegance with robust functionality, inspired by the iconic 1968 Memovox Polaris diving watch. The modern Polaris collection, reintroduced in 2018, continues to embody the adventurous spirit and sophisticated design for which Jaeger-LeCoultre is renowned. The collection includes various models such as the Polaris Date, Polaris Chronograph, and Polaris Perpetual Calendar, each with distinct features tailored to different preferences. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre is enhancing the Polaris collection this year with several new updates. The Maison introduces its renowned Geographic travel time complication and introduces the Polaris Geographic. Additionally, the Polaris Date and Polaris Perpetual Calendar models are now available in new dial colors, offering fresh aesthetics for these beautiful timepieces.

Polaris Geographic

Unlike typical dual-time watches that merely show the hour of a second time zone, the Geographic complication also includes a 24-hour Night and Day indicator. Additionally, it displays the name of a city corresponding to each of the 24 major time zones in an aperture at the bottom of the dial, with daylight savings time clearly marked. This allows travelers to set the second time zone based on location by simply turning the crown at 10 o'clock, eliminating the need to manually calculate the time difference. When a city is selected, the corresponding time is automatically displayed. Thanks to a stop-seconds feature, the second time zone can be accurately set to the hour, minute, and second.

The Polaris Geographic comes in a brushed and polished stainless steel case, measuring 42 mm in diameter and 11.54 mm in thickness. The dial side has a glass-box sapphire crystal, and on the back you can see the movement though the sapphire crystal case-back. The new ocean-gray dial evokes the color of the sea on a cloudy day. It features a double gradient finish and is coated with 35 layers of lacquer. The dial's layout is pleasingly asymmetric, with the second time zone displayed in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock and the power reserve indicator in the upper left sector.

The watch is powered by the Caliber 939, an automatic movement that operates at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. The new Polaris Geographic comes with an interchangeable folding buckle and a pair of interchangeable straps: one in textured black rubber and the other in blue-gray canvas. It is priced at USD 16,100, equivalent to AED 60,000.

Technical specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic
  • Case: stainless steel case, glass-box sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back
  • Diameter: 42 mm 
  • Height: 11.54 mm
  • Dial: ocean-gray lacquer dial
  • Movement: In-house Caliber 939, automatic 
  • Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz) 
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, second time-zone, power reserve, 24 time-zones, night and day display
  • Bracelet / Strap: textured black rubber, blue-gray canvas, interchangeable folding buckle and interchangeable straps
  • Price: USD 16,100, equivalent to AED 60,000
Polaris Date

The Polaris Date features a stainless steel case measuring 42 mm in diameter and 13.92 mm in thickness. It showcases the new gradient ocean-gray dial with a time-date display and an inner rotating bezel.

The watch is powered by the new-generation automatic Calibre 899, entirely developed in-house, which provides a 70-hour power reserve and can be viewed through the sapphire case-back. The Polaris Date comes with a textured black rubber strap that can be easily interchanged. It is priced at USD 11,100, equivalent to AED 41,000.

Technical specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date
  • Case: stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back
  • Diameter: 42 mm 
  • Height: 13.92 mm
  • Dial: ocean-gray lacquer dial
  • Movement: In-house Calibre 899, automatic 
  • Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, inner rotating bezel
  • Bracelet / Strap: black rubber strap
  • Price: USD 11,100, equivalent to AED 41,000
Polaris Perpetual Calendar

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Polaris Perpetual Calendar in 2022, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar features one of horology's most intricate and valued complications: the perpetual calendar. The latest model is presented in a pink gold case measuring 42 mm in diameter and 11.97 mm in thickness, complemented by a new gradient green lacquer dial.

The dial includes four sub-dials displaying the date, day, month, and a moon-phase indicator. It is powered by the in-house Caliber 868, an automatic movement offering a 70-hour power reserve. The watch comes with interchangeable black rubber and blue-gray canvas straps. The new Polaris Perpetual Calendar is priced at USD 52,500, equivalent to AED 193,000.

For more information please visit Jaeger-LeCoultre’s official website. 

Technical specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar
  • Case: pink gold case, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back
  • Diameter: 42 mm 
  • Height: 11.97 mm
  • Dial: green lacquer 
  • Movement: In-house Caliber 868, automatic 
  • Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar (day, date, month, year), moon phases in both Hemispheres and age of the moon, adjustment security zone, inner rotating bezel
  • Bracelet / Strap: interchangeable black rubber and blue-gray canvas straps

Price: USD 52,500, equivalent to AED 193,000