This gentlemans' 14 carat solid gold Memovox wrist alarm watch from Jaeger LeCoultre is a beautiful and rare model dating to 1954. Most Memovox watches seen for sale are gold filled. A smaller number were manufactured with stainless steel cases. But the ones that are rarely seen are the solid gold models as in comparison few were manufactured. This watch is in great overall condition. The case presents very well as does the two piece dial which has a sweep seconds hand and an alarm arrow marker on the inner section. The freshly oiled and adjusted manual movement is running strongly, keeping time and the alarm function is working perfectly. A new good quality leather strap has just been fitted and the crystal was replaced recently so this beautiful vintage watch is ready to wear. Jaeger LeCoultre has built up a reputation for producing beautiful and innovative watches to the highest standards of quality and precision and this watch is no exception. The watch is signed in five places, on the dial, case two matching crowns and movement.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in good condition, measuring approximately 33.5 mm across, excluding the signed matching crowns and 40 mm in overall length. The inside of the rear cover is hallmarked as 14 carat solid gold. It is a used watch and therefore has the expected marks from responsible use but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches that I could see to draw to your attention other than some light marks on the back of the case.
Dial: finished in satin silver, in excellent condition and signed “LeCoultre Swiss”. Gold coloured batons mark the hours. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration to a very high standard.
Movement: high quality 17 jewelled manual cal. 814 movement, signed "LeCoultre", freshly oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker, running strongly and keeping time. The watch is wound and set by the lower crown and the alarm is wound and set by the upper crown. Both functions operate correctly.
Strap: fitted with a new good quality generic brown leather crocodile grain strap. Fitted to the watch it measures approximately 214 mm from buckle tip to last hole.