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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox
1952 Vintage Mens European Memovox Reveil Wrist Alarm - 18K Gold Plated

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1952 | No original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code D7U420
Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model Memovox
Reference number 8518
Dealer product code 8518
Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Year of production 1952
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $2,732
Availability Item is in stock


Movement/Caliber 601
Number of jewels 17


Case diameter 32 x 37 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Bracelet color Black


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.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: LeCoultre

Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market

Serial no.: 744,980

Year built: c. 1952

Model: "Memovox"

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.

SKU 8518

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