Wat18021 Jaeger LeCoultre “Memovox” Cal 916, Gold plated, Full set



Jaeger LeCoultre “Memovox” Caliber 916 Full Set.

Brand: Jaeger Le-Coultre

Case: 36 mm (excluding the original crown) all gold plated case, number 1272378 p

Movement: Jaeger Le Coultre cal. 916, authomatic Winding, movement number 2121633

Bracelet/ Strap: Dark blue vintage crocodile pattern leather strap with original gold plated JLC original buckle. 19 mm between lugs.

Features: Very nice Golden sunburst dial with raised large blue Onyx index with Golden borders, inner dial also with golden sunburst and with red minute index and lume, blue triangle with inner lume, blue Memovox text. At 3 o´clock date function. Black hour and minute hand with lume, blue seconds hand. Nice vintage blue lethaer crocodile pattern strap with original gold plated JLC buckle. New Acrylic glass. Original Blue letherette covered wooden box with golden JLC on box top, inside with grey velvet and light grey satin with Jaeger LeCoultre text in Gold, marks after retailers label which had been glued over the text, except that box is in Very good condition also with original Guarantee leaflet.

Condition: In overall Very Good condition. The Golden sunburst dial has more or less no patina and must rate to Very Good/Near Mint condition, original Tritium lume still present. The case is very good with just the normal scratches from wear. Never been polished. The movement runs very well & keeps accurate time, it has been totally restored in January 2020, receipt included. 

Note: This watch was photographed with high-intensity flash lighting. Which brings out micro/superficial scratches that will not be as visible under natural lighting.

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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.

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