A gentlemans' 14 carat solid gold Memovox wrist alarm watch from Jaeger LeCoultre dating to 1960. 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 with a great looking case and 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. The watch is signed in three places, on the dial, case and movement.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in very good condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the matching crowns and 41 mm in overall length. The inside of the rear cover is signed "LeCoultre" and hallmarked as 14 carat solid gold, as is the outside. It is a used watch and therefore has the expected light marks from responsible use but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches that I could see to draw to your attention.
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, back to as it looked when new.
Movement: high quality 17 jewelled manual cal. K814 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 generic brown leather strap. Fitted to the watch it measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.