When you think about a mechanical watch with an alert, it is likely you are considering the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox.

The Memovox has been around for a very long time at this point, and Jaeger-LeCoultre utilized this complication in numerous developments and watches. One of my top choices was the Master Compressor Memovox. A significant strong watch for now is the right time, yet I like it. It is ended for very a few years now, so no compelling reason to consider about it for a really long time. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre is presenting their new Polaris Mariner Memovox.

Polaris Mariner Memovox

I hate to say it, however it’s been quite a while since  Jaeger-LeCoultre drew out an appropriate lively watch. Not since the Master Compressor have I seen anything in that vein that caused me to sit up and observe. The Polaris brought comfort however. A (moderately) lively watch that includes a legitimate distance across case, offers genuine water opposition, and a discretionary elastic tie. Today, JLC adds considerably more punch with the Polaris Mariner Memovox and Polaris Mariner Date watches. We’ll come back later with that Date version.

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A jumper with an alarm

Back in 1959, JLC presented the Memovox complication for jumpers. This gave an alert capacity to caution the jumper the time had come to return to the surface. Very nearly 10 years after the fact, in 1968, JLC presented the Memovox Polaris. This watch had an inward pivoting bezel and (obviously) a caution. It additionally highlighted an exceptionally planned case back, comprising of three layers, for the most ideal sound. Today, we are taking a gander at the most recent Polaris expansion, the Polaris Mariner Memovox. It has a water obstruction of 30 bars (~ 300 meters) and a sapphire case back. In this way, where did the gong go?

See the mallet in action

Inside, we’ll discover the JLC 956 development. A development acquainted in 2008 and changed with make it appropriate for some straightforward case back activity. Previously, the gong of the alert was connected to the situation back of the watch. In this new Memovox, the gong is connected to the side of the case. As this new JLC Polaris Mariner Memovox has a sapphire case back, you would now be able to observe the hammering.

Polaris Mariner Memovox on the wrist

I was extremely glad to check this Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox out. I love the Memovox caution complication, yet as a rule, the watches are all in all too exemplary for my taste. This Polaris Mariner Memovox hits the correct spot, with the substantial hardened steel wristband, blue sunray dial, and orange components on there.

Blue dial

What gets me most about this watch, other than the three enormous crowns, is the sunray blue dial. Everybody discusses Grand Seiko doing some astounding dials, yet don’t preclude Jaeger-LeCoultre. The grain impact on this dial is basically staggering in combination with the blue sunray finish. I likewise love the brilliant orange accents on the dial and the tip of the second hand.


Those orange accents can likewise be found on the crown. As you can find in the photos, the Polaris Mariner Memovox has three crowns. The upper crown controls the alert capacity. It will pivot the middle dial, and the little orange triangle can be set to an alert time. The middle crown is utilized for the inward plunging scale bezel. To wrap things up, and this ought not come as an amazement, the lower crown is then used to set the time. At the point when crowns are open, there’s an orange “signal” that tells you it isn’t protected to go diving.


The finish working on it and wristband is extremely decent. The glossy silk brushed completion working on this issue and arm band combined with cleaned surfaces looks extraordinary. From the outset I figured it would be much more pleasant to have everything brushed, except the watch is “luxury sports watch” enough to have some cleaned surfaces also. The fasten looks decent and functions admirably and it is a joy to operate.

Wearing the Polaris Mariner Memovox

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox carried a tremendous grin to my face. I basically love the alert complication and love the energetic looks of the watch. Wristbands are seldom affirmed without help from anyone else, however this one unquestionably is. In spite of the huge cleaned surfaces, I may add. That seldom works for me, however for this situation, it does. The dial, the case finish, the glass-box precious stone, everything amounts to an extraordinary watch. I didn’t even notice the entirely wearable size of 42mm (tallness is 15.63mm, yet at the same time OK for a games watch). Anyway, where the obvious issue at hand? All things considered, there’s the sticker price of €17,545 (counting VAT) first of all. In any case, it is fundamentally the solitary glaring issue at hand, however a critical one. This watch ticks a great deal of boxes for me however, yet I feel that this value point will make a couple of individuals scratch their heads first. The “regular” Master Control Memovox retails for €12,100. Obviously, this rendition comes with a wristband, 300M water opposition, a refreshed development, hand-completed dial and so forth Nonetheless, the truth of the matter is that you will become tied up with something exceptionally intriguing and presumably not something you will discover on the wrists of your companions and colleagues.

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