1952 Vintage Mens European Memovox Reveil Wrist Alarm - 18K Gold Plated
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|Dealer product code||8518|
|Year of production||1952|
|Condition||(Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||
No original box, no original papers
|Location||United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee|
|Availability||Item is in stock|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||32 x 37 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
1952 JAEGER-LECOULTRE Vintage Mens European Memovox Reveil Wrist Alarm - 18K Gold Plated
Very Rare Model with Alarm Hand - Only 2000 Pieces of the Caliber Made
Today's offering showcases this very rare and interesting Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox made for the European market. Powering the watch is the rare transitional caliber 601 Jaeger-LeCoultre signed movement.
The movement, produced in a limited quantity of only 2000 pieces, served as the transitional mechanism between the 489 and 814. All examples we have ever owned or seen appear to have been produced in 1952.
Besides the rare caliber, other peculiarities of the watch is that it uses a small pointed hand to indicate the alarm rather than a revolving centre disk, and the case is 80 micron gold plated done in the style of an American market Memovox and made by the American company Wadsworth, despite the JLC branding and the appearance that the import code has been removed at the factory.
It is in all-original condition.
Its wonderful two-tone dial is untouched. Its case is in excellent condition with one pin prick on the back and the slightest sliver of wear through on the edge of one lug. Otherwise there is no gold wear through on the case and it presents beautifully on the wrist.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping extremely accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.
A pleasing original example of a rare JLC.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 744,980
Year built: c. 1952
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold-plated
Case markings (outside): Memovox
Case markings (inside): LeCoultre Co. , Swiss, Plaque or L 80 Microns, Wadsworth, 531488
Case condition: Excellent condition with one pin prick on the back and the slightest sliver of wearthrough on the edge of one lug. Otherwise there is no gold wear through. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dimensions: 32mm diameter (excluding crowns), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Two-tone silver with gold centre, gold dart and luminous Arabic indexes, outer minute/second track, original and 98% mint
Hands: Original gold alpha hour and minute hands and red-tipped gold alarm hand, gold sweep seconds hand
Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 601, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Swiss, 601
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping exremely accurate time. 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 message us for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.
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