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Jaeger Lecoultre Polaris World Time Chronograph, Geographique World Time, Geophysic Universal Time and Geophysic UT Tourbillon. Four different visions of the world time watch.

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I am spoiled. I love world time watches, and I love Jaeger-Lecoultre. 

In these 4 last years, we had and still have three watches in the catalog. 

The Geophysic Universal Time is one of the most interesting relatively affordable novelties from these last 4 years. Among the three we'll see, it is the oldest, as it was introduced in the catalog in 2015. 

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It was an almost totally new watch. I say almost because the only part which was not new was the steel case, a Geophysic with bigger dimensions ( 41, 6 mm ). 

But the movement was a new one, the Cal 772, unveiled at the same time than the Cal 770, an automatic movement associating an independent second called " True Second " with a world time, and, as far as I remember, I think it still is an unique combination. 

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The dial is original, too, with the depiction of the globe. 

The city ring is fixed, at the contrary of the two others, but it is a true world time. 

The Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon is the most expensive and exclusive offer, among these four. 

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It is limited to 100 pieces, the case is in platinum, it is 43, 5 mm bigger, and there are two other differences: Its orbital tourbillon, turning all around the dial, and... The cities ring which is turning. 

It was launched in 2017. 

A detail which may have its importance: These two Geophysic have a water resistance of 50 meters, which may not be enough for those who want to swim with their watches. 

The Polaris World Time Chronograph received a new dial with some nice and new finishings, a new case, but not a new movement. It is the biggest of the four, with a diameter of 44 mm, and the only one to use titanium. 

In blue, or in black, it is all your choice: 

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The combination of a world time and a chronograph is not something new in the watch industry, as some brands such as Patek and Girard Perregaux did, it, too, and not something new for Jaeger-Lecoultre, either, since they released some 13 years ago the Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph. 

A view on its movement, the Cal 752: 

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Pretty cool looking, and not that big in the real life. The titanium case helps a lot when it comes to comfort, especially for watches of such a diameter. 

Unveiled some months after, in 2018, the Polaris Geographique World Time is the most original and most complete Travel Watch from this selection, since you have the combination of the Geographique ( a second time zone ) and a world time. You also have the original date and power reserve indicator borrowed to the Master Géographique. 

The case is made of steel, 42 mm big. 

The other specificity of this watch is its superb and quite spectacular dial, smoke blue grained. 

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These two Polaris have a 100 meters water resistant case: Here you can have a swim with it, no worries about that. 

Among these four, my heart waves a bit between the Polaris Geographique World Time, for its coolness and the fact that is a the most complete travel watch, as previously said, and the Geophysic Universal Time, for its nice looking and original movement ( Gyro Lab Balance Wheel + True Second ) and its dial, without forgetting its case which is more my taste.

At the end, I think I would favor the Geophysic Universal Time. 

What about you? 

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 

Best. 

Nicolas

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J K March 4th, 2019-08:52
Great report and pictures, Nicolas! Thank you for sharing. I also like the first one the most out of four. It maybe not as legible as the last two but the dial is certainly the most interesting to look at IMHO. Also, it is smallest out of four. And anything bigger than 42 mm is tad to big for me. Regards JK
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amanico March 4th, 2019-08:55
Thanks, JK. 1 - 0 for the Geophysic.  
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Sebi March 4th, 2019-10:26
the geophysic wt is my prefered too, it ticks all the right things!  
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amanico March 4th, 2019-11:45
2-0 for the Geophysic. Thanks, Sebi.  
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ChristianDK March 4th, 2019-11:37
i have to say I clearly prefer the Geophysic Universal Time It is clearer (simple is not the correct term) and quite specific about what it is. I like the map/globe (although a tad nicer done on the tourbillon) and the blue is quite nice and fresh. The others are perhaps more versatile? Versatile can be a good thi... 
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amanico March 4th, 2019-11:46
Well put, Christian. I like your analyze a lot. So, 3-0 for the Geophysic.  
mark1958a March 4th, 2019-12:04
I have considered all of these I ended up with the Polaris Goephysic World Time (last piece). The Geophysic WT-- I love the dial. I love the way the world is engraved in the middle. Like the blue... But... the mechanism is dead beat seconds. While I am fine with that but.. I saw severa... 
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amanico March 4th, 2019-12:23
That makes sense, Mark. The Polaris Geographique World Time certainly is the most complete travel watch among these 4. 3 Geophysic, 1 Polaris Geo WT, 0 Polaris WT Chrono.  
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eklektik March 5th, 2019-09:55
The PGWT is very practical, and with 100wr, nearly a no brainier. What a tool watch! Thanks for this nice review Nicolas, who can say that JLC has had no novelties recently? The gyrotourbillon is a dream, but dreaming is not forbidden Best, É.
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amanico March 5th, 2019-10:11
There were some novelties, indeed. The Polaris Geographic World Time is an excellent one, for sure. As said, I hesitated a lot between this one and the Geophysic.  
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