Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox 'Jumbo' Alarm (Solid 18K Gold)


Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model: Memovox Automatic Alarm (37mm "Jumbo" 18K Gold Case); Swiss Made circa late 1950s

Case: Solid 18K yellow gold case is approximately 37mm excluding the original matching unsigned crowns (top crown operates the alarm and bottom crown sets the time)

Strap: 18mm Bulang & Sons retro black pigskin strap with original vintage 16mm gold-plated Swiss tang buckle; also includes 18mm black alligator strap (appears to be original to the watch)

Movement: LeCoultre cal. 815 self-winding bumper automatic movement (17 jewels) with built-in mechanical alarm; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Beautiful original dial with applied "stick" hour markers and brushed silver central alarm disk; matching original luminous hands; unpolished solid 18K yellow gold case with original domed acrylic crystal; rare "jumbo" model in museum quality with high-grade JLC movement; includes what we believe to be the original strap and buckle

Condition: Top collector-grade condition overall with only the slightest signs of wear consistent with age and very light use; unpolished 18K gold case with the original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; fantastic original dial with all lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive deep yellow/orange hue; excellent matching original hands with all luminous material in tact; clean domed acrylic crystal; nice original strap/buckle

Other: This ultra-rare 1950s Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox "Jumbo" makes me feel like Don Draper from Mad Men every time I strap it to my wrist (he wears a JLC Memovox in Season 1). This stunning example is museum-grade quality and available for purchase from my personal collection. I discovered the watch over 5 years ago locally with its original strap and buckle still attached and I have yet to see a better example in this configuration come up for sale publicly since then. The jumbo 37mm solid 18K yellow gold case remains sharp and unpolished with light wear. The dial is absolutely gorgeous. The original hands match perfectly. Even the domed acrylic crystal is original and remains clean. If you collect only the best of the best, this watch fits within that description.

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