Editor's Note: Jaeger-LeCoultre is widely regarded as one of the best watchmaker's on the planet … and for good reason. The Swiss outfit has been responsible for more advancements and complications in the mechanical watchmaking world than pretty much any other manufacturer. And what's more, JLC has made movements for some of the top marque's in the horological industry – name a Swiss watchmaker and chances are, JLC has made a movement for them. There's a reason they're called "The watchmaker's watchmaker". Most of Jaeger-LeCoultre collection is made up of svelte, sophisticated dress watches, so it's pretty easy to overlook the Polaris Date if you're in the market for a steel sports watch, but you really shouldn't, because it represents excellent value, when you take into account what is has to offer.* There's a lot of options in*Jaeger-LeCoultre's Polaris collection. But I think this one might be my favourite, the Polaris Date. It's a choice purists might find a little weird. After all, this is an uncomplicated watch, lacking either the classic alarm or the more impressive chronograph/world timer functionality. And while it's not particularly complicated, it's not entirely uncomplicated. I'm committing that most cardinal of watch nerd sins …

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