According to the Archives of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the present watch was made in 1970.
In 1950, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Memovox, or the "voice of memory", name derived from the Latin words "memories", memory, and "vox", voice. In 1956, a Memovox featuring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 815 became the first self-winding alarm watch in history.
The Memovox Polaris is part of Jaeger-LeCoultre's series of divers watches developed between 1959 and 1970, the name evoking the spirit of adventure and discovery at an epoch passionate about polar exploration, ocean voyages and the conquest of space.
The present watch is from the second series, launched in 1971 and named Memovox Polaris II, breaking new grounds in the pursuit of accuracy. It was fitted with a revolutionary case design, the dials either blue or burgundy market "GT" for "Grande Taille", large size, for the models destined for the French market, and "HPG" for "High Precision Guarantee for those for North America.
In production between 1970 and 1972, a total of only 1,120 examples of the Memovox Polaris II were made, today highly coveted collectors pieces.