Watches & Jewellery

A Watch Emerging from the Depths of the Blue Ocean

Dive headfirst and dive in with complete confidence. This is your chance to explore the seabed and the depths of the blue ocean from an iconic watch. The Polaris Mariner Memovox watch, a diving story that began in 1968, emerges today from the depths of the blue ocean in search of a new horizon.

The Memovox watch, which was introduced in 1950, has continued to be the regency among alarm clocks for 70 years. At that time the only tool available for diving was the watch. In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed a unique solution: an automatic movement that, by means of an acoustic warning, warned the diver that it was time to return to the surface.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 489

Original alarm clock fitted with concentric rings with a triangular marker to set the alarm time a continuous single tone sound created from hammering on the smooth back.

19958 Memorex Deep Sea
To respond to the growing popularity of recreational diving, Jaeger-Lecoultre created the first diving alarm watch, providing an acoustic signal to warn of dive time and reinforce dive safety, a revolution in the world of watchmaking.

Memovox Polaris

The Memovox Polaris watch, which incorporates a rotating inner bezel to measure time spent underwater, introduced a Super Compressor case with a two-layer back that amplifies the sound of the alarm without compromising water tightness.

Polaris Mariner Memovox

The design of the Polaris Mariner Memovoz respects all the codes of the diver’s watch: Its unidirectional bezel with notches, its skeletonized hands of various shapes and colors, its charge mediator and its water resistance up to 300 meters, another differentiating element of this new model: A Orange ring that is only visible when the crown at 3 o’clock is not tightened, reassuring the user that he has not adjusted the bezel, leaving him free to any risky manipulation.

Diving enthusiasts will certainly want to wear this watch out of the water as well. Outdoors it is displayed in another equally captivating light. Its blue dial, highlighted by its stainless steel link strap for a touch of modernity, exudes stunning appeal wherever it goes. In this new model, the numbers and Super-LuminNova time markers have been remodeled. In resplendent white they enhance the almost ireal beauty of the dial, which features a fascinating gradient of intense blues similar to the color of the intense sea.

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EuroepanLife Magazine 2021