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LeCoultre Memovox Wrist Alarm
The LeCoultre Momovox is rich in both character and history; making it this month's watch you want to know.
In 1950, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Memovox, or the “voice of memory”. Its striking mechanism could be used as an alarm for waking up, appointments, timetables, etc. The first models were hand wound and equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 489. The Memovox was an immediate success and considered both a functional status symbol of the time and an essential Men's accessory for those that could afford one.
In 1956, a Memovox featuring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 815 became the first self-winding alarm watch in history, while shortly thereafter the company marked its 125th anniversary by releasing the Memovox Wordtime. In 1959, the Memovox Deep Sea was equipped with a specific alarm to remind divers to begin their ascension, and in 1965, the Memovox Polaris was released with a patented triple case back to optimise the transmission of sound under water.
Today, both early manual wind and automatic Memovox watches are some of the most sought after vintage watches for both collectors and watch enthusiast alike. The classic design and unique two crown winding system combined with the appeal of Jaeger-LeCoultre as one of the finest Swiss watch manufacturers makes the Memovox a watch you want to know.
Adam J. Dubilo, founder of Adam Vintage
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