Introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1950 the Memovox is the slightly less revered, but the more rugged, sportier younger brother of the Reverso. In 1956 Jaeger-LeCoultre surprised the world with their invention of first self-winding alarm wristwatch. The 70s then saw this movement redesigned into the stunning Caliber 916 contained within this watch. It is an intricate and very well engineered piece and most certainly a pleasure to work on.
Although they were not the first to invent this complication, they certainly are the most well know for it as they have continuously produced alarm models since their inception. The second most famous maker is Vulcain who introduced their Cricket in 1947 becoming the first to introduce this complication into the wristwatch market.
Some of the Memovoxes like the Polaris model have the funky 70s look to them, but this one is much more plain and elegant. The golden inner dial with the arrow functions as the alarm indicator and the red minute index, the outer dial with it´s raised blue onyx index with golden borders, the blue second hand and the tritium lume minute and hour hands encased in a simple circular case the watch very well bridges the gap between sport and dress. Then finished with a dark blue crocodile pattern leather band with a golden JLC original buckle makes this hard to beat in beuty.