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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 629

JAEGER LECOULTRE, REF. E 859, POLARIS

A fine, rare, large, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with date.

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Polaris

Reference E 859

Year Circa 1968

Movement No. 1875454

Calibre  K825

Case No. 987295

Dimensions 42 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Extract from the archives

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 23,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8-32

Good

Slightly scratched

Slightly restored

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8-01

Very good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

 Launched in 1965 as a successor to the MEMOVOX DEEPSEA, the POLARIS was JAEGER LECOULTRE’s response to the ever-increasing popularity of recreational scuba diving. Developed for the American market and designed in a massive 42 mm.case, it featured an internal revolving bezel as well as an alarm function and a date. Equipped with the Jaeger caliber K825 that revolutionized the watch world a few years before as the world’s first automatic alarm watch, the Polaris offered divers reliability and endurance. The first generation was fitted with a plain full back and a dial with applied baton indexes, the second generation of 1968-70 were drilled for better sound emission and a dial with large luminous indexes. The total production of the Polaris model is believed to be fewer than 1714 units, manufactured between 1965 and 1970.