Jaeger-LeCoultre's Stephane Belmont on the New Polaris World Timer

Stephane Belmont is a longtime executive at Jaeger-LeCoultre who now oversees heritage and rare pieces for the brand He also has a hand in product development and marketing He was in New York City recently for the launch of the new Polaris Geographic World Timer, a new complication that is part of a value-focused collection aimed at the American market.

Introduced in January, it has a starting price point of $6,600 We sat down with Belmont to discuss the new timepiece, the importance of the U.S market, and the collector’s market Tell us about the new Maison Heritage department at Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Is it directly linked to product development?Yes I still work very closely with the creative and marketing teams, but I now have a new team dedicated to heritage and to the development of rare pieces There is still a lot to study in our history [JLC was founded in 1833,. More