The Memovox is undoubtedly one of Jaeger LeCoultre's most unique and distinguishable models, making its debut in the 1950s. Its stainless steel case with two crowns was a novel design that has stood the test of time, remaining relevant and appreciated even by many collectors today. In fact, its iconic features have influenced other watch models within the brand's collection, such as the renowned diving Polaris watch.
This particular example we have on offer here is a highly sought-after and less common ‘jumbo’ version, sporting a size of 37mm, which gives it a great presence on the wrist. Its dial design is elegant and simple, featuring a two-tone layout with a grained finish on the outer part and a sunburst pattern on the inner circle. There is also a date window aperture at 3 o ‘clock. On the side of the case, the top crown is responsible for operating the alarm function, with an arrow pointer indicating the set alarm time. Additionally, the top crown serves as the winding mechanism for the alarm, while all standard time setting and winding operations are carried out using the bottom crown. Furthermore, what makes this example even more special is that it comes with an extremely rare original bracelet made by none other than the most important bracelet maker of the 20th century, Gay Freres.
Indeed, the sound of a mechanical alarm in vintage watches adds a seriously cool and captivating aspect to this hobby of watch collecting. With a Madmen-Esque charm to it, this Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox is a great dress watch that will set you apart from the usual stuff you see.