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Soon to be auctioned: LeCoultre Polaris Memodate.

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A Lecoultre Polaris Reference E 859 " Memodate " will soon be auctioned by Phillips. It is the opportunity to remind some facts. The Polaris E 859 certainly is a rare watch, with only 50 prototypes made in 1963 ( not issued, just prototypes ), 500 watches made in 1965 with this dial: The Polaris, which belonged to the Curator of the Jaeger Lecoultre Heritage Gallery. The Polaris 1965: And, perhaps, 1214 watches made from 1967 to 1970 with this dial: If I said " perhaps ", it is because the Manufacture stated .....Story

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John Glenn's Lecoultre " Lucky 13 " watch.

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Here is the exact text from Phillips, who will auction this watch in December. " The LeCoultre “Lucky 13” is a truly remarkable and unique watch presented by the Chicago Anti-Superstition Society to Lt. Colonel John H. Glenn Jr...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Three Meteorite. Pictures and thoughts.

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Jaeger Lecoultre unveiled, a few days ago, another version of the Gyrotourbillon Three. Let's remember that the Gyrotourbillon Three was born in 2013, and that it offered the combination of a Gyrotourbillon and a digital minutes chronograph, the night and day indicator being anecdotal. In 2014, the Manufacture came with a " Hybris Artistic " version, with some notable differences: A tantalum case instead of platinum, a darkened decoration of the movement, and a black opaline dial. The bad news is that it .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre grey dialed watches. Is grey the new black?

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Traditionally, we think that a watch must have a white / sliver or black dial. We see more and more watches with salmon or blue dials, which seems to be nowadays tendance for the brands, even if some brands had blue or salmon dialed watched in their catalogues for some decades. Red dials are also used by several brands, and of course, brown / chocolate / tobacco. For instance, Jaeger Lecoultre had blue dials in the catalogue for a very long time...Story

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A view on the Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication in white gold ( 2010 ) and in rose gold ( 2015 ).

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If you are following me during all these years, you know that I have some obsessions, such as the date, the straps...And the case. For some years, it seems that Jaeger-Lecoultre decided to revisit the case of their watches. They launched some new ones, such as the Master Ultra Thin " Jubilée " in 2013, the Geophysic in 2014 and the Polaris this year... And, since 2009, the Master Grande Tradition...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Polaris Date Blue. Some pictures and thoughts about this novelty.

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2018. Jaeger Lecoultre decides to give birth to a new line of watches, the Polaris. First were introduced the Polaris Automatic, the Polaris Chronograph, the Polaris World Time Chronograph, the Polaris Memovox 50th anniversary, The Polaris Date, and a bit later the same year, the Polaris World Time Geographic. The 2018 Polaris Date: In 2019, Jaeger Lecoultre offers a new version of the Polaris Date...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: 12th Birthday.

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31th of July 2007 / 31th of July 2019. 12 years, it's been 12 years that this Master Minute Repeater is on my wrist! It is not the oldest watch still present in my collection, but it is a magic and a cherished one. This is the kind of watch which was a fantasy which turned into reality. When it was released, in 2006, I was totally mad about it, thinking that I will never be able to find a solution to get one...Story

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Your Top Five modern Jaeger Lecoultre watches?

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Let's first play in the modern category and see what are your most favorite five Jaeger Lecoultre. You can own them or some of them, but it is not necessary. You can add those you are dreaming of. I start with my selection...Story

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Some observation on a couple of colored gold Jaeger Lecoultre Geophysic E 168.

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I think I saw a bit of everything when it comes to the Geophysic. Steel, rose gold, yellow gold classic dial, yellow gold crosshairs dial... The only versions I didn't see in the metal, yet, are the Geophysic De Luxe Ref 2985 in rose gold and in yellow gold, with a different dial, hands and case, and an ultra rare E 169 in gold, with an integrated bracelet, but I am still on the hunt to find them and to take some pictures. The Geophysic De Luxe 2985: And the E 169, on the right of the leaflet: Here is a rose .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Geographique watches. A good example of the Manufacture Diversity

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When the Master Géographique was unveiled in 1989, it was an original, friendly, sophisticated and beautiful watch, displaying a complication which is somewhere between the GMT and the World Time. Indeed, when you select the city you are traveling, the time zone of this city is displayed in the dedicated sub dial. Easy to use, complex to achieve. Here is the " Ketchum " Edition, in platinum, belonging to our dear friend Sandgroper...Story

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