Jaeger-LeCoultre marks the launch of its new Polaris Perpetual Calendar watch with a new video called In Perpetual Motion. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, an English actor and a long-time friend of the Maison, it focuses on the notion of time and its relationship to three natural environments: lakes, forests and the heavens.
In the video, Benedict Cumberbatch is absorbed in each of these environments in turn, wearing the new Polaris Perpetual Calendar, as he narrates a text that reflects on concepts of perpetual movement and action. Glimpses of different celestial bodies remind us that our sense of passing time, as well as its measurement by calendars, clocks and watches, is controlled by the rhythms of the cosmos and the regular cycles of astronomical phenomena.
Unveiled this year, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar features a dial lacquered in a deep gradient-blue color, taking its cues from the Polaris Mariner Memovox with assertive hour indexes, and skeletonized hands and slightly recessed subdials for the calendar displays. The date, day and month indications are balanced by a moon-phase display at 6 o’clock.
The world is moving very fast and our involvement with it is constantly changing, from one day to the next. Whether I’m running or reading or sitting still and contemplating the world, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar really is a watch that fits in with all scenarios and will give me the essential information I need every day. – Benedict Cumberbatch
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar is fitted with the new in-house automatic movement Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868AA. The classical Northern Hemisphere moon-phase display is complemented by a retrograde display of moon phases in the Southern Hemisphere. The new movement has an extended power reserve, offering 70 hours of autonomy. The 42mm case is offered in steel or pink gold, and features a ‘rapid-change’ attachment for the interchangeable straps. In addition to two straps available with each watch – rubber and alligator with the pink gold model; rubber and a steel bracelet with the steel model – a range of calf leather straps enables wearers to easily personalize the timepiece.
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