A celebration of world-class craftsmanship is always a fine experience, particularly in a beautiful setting in the Boland. And in a world choc full of influencers and brand ambassadors that are generally more about selfies than substance, it’s rare to see the real deal. Ryk is a stylish, discreet and well-connected gentleman with plenty of old-school charm – a bit like everything Jaeger-leCoultre.
The Polaris was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaeger-leCoultre diving alarm watch and the collection includes an entry level simple automatic model, as well as a date, limited edition Mevomox, chronograph and chronograph World Timer.
One of the world’s oldest watch brands, Jaeger-leCoultre was established in Switzerland in 1833. While best known for the unique Reverso watch that flips from side to side, Jaeger-leCoultre has joined many luxury watch brands creating entry level sporty styles this year.
For looks, my favourite is the stainless steel Polaris Memovox with the black rubber strap, black face and striking cream numerals. This is a retro revival at its most modern but they only made 1,000 so best you call now if you’re interested.