1957 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Vintage Mens Reveil Wrist Alarm - 14K Gold


Item No. 6347

Today's offering showcases this very fine LeCoultre Memovox in beautiful restored condition. It is a classic example of a LeCoultre alarm and has an uncommon solid 14K gold case with wonderful lugs. It was in the restoration process for nearly 2.5 years.

As mid-century approached and lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently traveling top clients and to help him better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. In response to this need the engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre created an alarm wristwatch in 1951.

The watches featured a fully mechanical alarm system. To pull off this difficult task, Jaeger-LeCoultre equipped these watches with significant inner alarm gearing and even an additional stem and crown, making elements of a second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion.

Its parts are original down to the dial and hands and correctly unsigned winding crowns. The dial is bright and clean, a very nicely done vintage restoration. The case presents very nicely.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and fully serviced it using LeCoultre parts. It is running very strong and true. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate, and a very cool copy of the repair manual for this model detailing the movement parts and their operation.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 1,187,975
  • Year built: c. 1957
  • Model: "Memovox"
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K solid yellow gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K Gold
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in U.S.A by LeCoultre, 19858
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with only very slight hairlines to the back and light signs of previous polishing. The right side has one mark that conveniently looks like a precious metal hallmark but only under very close inspection reveals itself not to be.
  • Dimensions: 32mm diameter (excluding crowns), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, gold baton indexes and Arabic numbers at the primary hours, inner revolving alarm disk, inner minute track in metallic gold, very nicely done vintage restoration
  • Hands: Original, gold, dauphines
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 814, manually wound, shock resistant, 17 jewels, second alarm mechanism
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre Co. Seventeen Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted, 814
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and fully serviced it using LeCoultre parts.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Running very strong and true. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate; Copy of LeCoultre repair manual for this model detailing the movement parts and their operation
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

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