Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Mens Alarm Reveil Watch - Solid 14K Gold & Stainless Steel


Item No. 6638

In vintage times, as lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently travelling top clients. The renowned engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre rose to the occasion by creating the company's famed Memovox alarm wristwatch in 1951.

This special wristwatch featured a fully mechanical alarm system that its owner could use to better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. To pull off this technological marvel, Jaeger-LeCoultre had to equip these watches with a second power winding spring, inner gearing, and even an additional stem and crown, making nearly an entire second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a pleasing example of one of these Memovox watches. It is a less often seen "tropical" or "hypoallergenic" version that has a solid 14K gold top paired with a stainless steel back.

All parts are Jeager-LeCoultre / LeCoultre. The only replacement part on the watch is the bottom crown which is a genuine LeCoultre replacement.

It presents in beautiful condition. Its original full size 35mm solid 14K gold case with stainless steel back - one millimeter smaller than a classic Datejust - is in just short of mint condition. Its silver dial is a nicely done vintage restoration. And its manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre alarm movement is clean.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap.

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, and a new timing certificate.

Note: A published example of this model can be found in Zaf Basha's book, Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Guide for the Collector, pg. 108

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 837,852
  • Year: 1952
  • Model: "Memovox"
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Solid 14K gold with stainless steel back
  • Case markings (inside): LeCoultre, Swiss, Acier Inoxydable
  • Case condition: Just short of mint
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, two-piece, silver inner revolving alarm insert, steel applied dart indexes, nicely restored in vintage times
  • Hands: Original, gold, faceted dauphines
  • Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal. 489, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance
  • Movement markings: Jaeger LeCoultre Fab. Suisse
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Timed: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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