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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rare Vintage Memovox Cal.489/1 / Luminous Dial / Ca.1950


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Basic Info

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre
Ref. No. n/a
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1950
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 3,000 € (= [SOLD])
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Cal.p489/1
Power reserve 54 h
Number of jewels 17
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 46 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plastic
Dial Champagne
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 18 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel




Center Seconds, Luminescent Numerals, Blue Steel Hands, Luminous indexes


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Extremely rare version of the first generation Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox powered with manual-winding movement cal.489/1 comes from the very first year of series production - from 1950. Among various versions of the dial produced, the one with luminous Arabic numerals is very rare. Very few survived in untouched condition after more than 60 years.

The watch went through complete service and testing in May 2016.

Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland
Model: Memovox
Reference: n/a
Type: Manual-winding wristwatch with alarm function
Year of production: ca.1950
Case type: 2-body, with snap-on caseback, mixed satin and mirror finishing. Caseback holds the movement.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 35 mm (without crown) / 46 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 622327
Case back: Snap-on, signed ‘Acier Inoxydable LeCoultre Swiss' on the inner part of the caseback and with serial number on the outer side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crowns, original, unsigned.
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: manual-winding sweep seconds + manual-winding part for the alarm function
Movement model: Caliber p489/1 signed 'Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss Fab.Suisse', 17 jewels, Parachoc protection, 54 hours of power reserve, 20 seconds of alarm reserve.
Movement serial number: 910916
Dial: Beautiful silver dial with aging turning the color to creamy. The dial is decorated with printed black minutes track on the outer perimeter and blue printed track on the inner perimeter of the dial. Radium luminous Arabic numerals, signed 'Jaeger-LeCoultre' at 12 o'clock, signed 'Swiss' at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Luminous blue steel hours and minutes hands (tempered), blue steel sweep seconds hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Strong, professionally polished, showing absolutely no trace of use/scratches.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) professionally serviced, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched original dial showing very creamy aging of the surface. Radium numerals show certain aging. Condition: 2 (fine). Original relumed hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with brand new RIOS1931 strap and generic steel buckle. Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty in accordance with terms & conditions (limitations may apply)

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Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.