A rarely seen 14K solid gold Memovox manual wrist alarm watch from Jaeger LeCoultre, dating to 1953, in superb overall condition. In comparison with gold filled Memovox models the solid gold variant is rarely seen. I have collected a few over the years when I have seen them for sale and have now decided to part with some of them to make way for new additions. I have enjoyed owning this one. It has woken me up on a few mornings when I have needed to make an early start! This timepiece has an elegant over sized classic case with great lugs and an attractive two tone dial with a sweep seconds hand and an alarm arrow marker on the inner section. The movement was serviced in September 2018 and is running strongly and keeping time, with the alarm function working perfectly. A new old stock leather lizard grain strap has been fitted and the crystal was recently repalced so this watch is ready to wear. It is signed in three places, on the dial, case and movement. As with all of my watches, authenticity is backed by a full money back guarantee.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in amazing condition, larger than normally found from this period, measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the matching crowns and 44 mm in overall length. The inside of the rear cover is signed LeCoultre and hallmarked as 14K solid gold, as is the outside This watch has been carefully looked after over the years and probably only worn occasionally. It is showing the expected light marks from careful use but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or significant scratches that I could see to point out to you.
Dial: two tone satin silver and gold finish, signed “LeCoultre Wrist Alarm Made”. Applied gold coloured batons and black Arabic numerals mark the hours and the hands are in good shape. The crystal is clean and clear. The dial has been faithfully restored to a high standard back to as it looked when new.
Movement: high grade 17 jewelled cal. 814 movement, serviced 11 months ago, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1953.
Strap: fitted with a new old stock generic brown leather lizard grain strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.