A stunning Jaeger LeCoultre Memodate stainless wrist alarm calendar watch dating to 1966. This fifty year old watch is the highly collectable and sought after calendar wrist alarm model, in great overall condition. Although I have bought and sold hundreds of Jaeger LeCoultre wrist alarm watches this is the first Memodate watch of this style I have managed to acquire in stainless steel. They are hardly ever seen and this one is a real beauty. The case and dial looks fabulous and it has signed matching crowns, probably original to the watch as it clearly has received little use over the year to have remained in this condition. It was professionally overhauled recently so the movement is running strongly and keeping time. The crystal has recently been replaced and a good quality leather strap has just been fitted so this great timepiece is ready to wear. The watch is signed in five places, on the dial, case, two crowns and movement.
Case: stainless steel in very good condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the matching signed crowns and 38 mm in overall length. The inside of the case is signed "LeCoultre". This watch has been carefully looked after over fifty years but it is a used watch and therefore has the expected light marks from responsible and probably infrequent use but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. There is a faint personal engraving on the back of the case which could be completely polished out if desired.
Dial: in truly excellent condition, having just been returned from professional restoration back to as it looked when new. It has a light two tone satin silver finish and is signed “LeCoultre Wrist Alarm Swiss ”. Applied silver coloured batons mark the hours and the hands are in very good shape. Thecrystal has recently been replaced.
Movement: high quality 17 jewelled manual cal. K911 movement, professionally serviced recently, 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. The date function is working correctly. To set the watch it to the correct date rotate the hands to past 12 o'clock until the date changes, then turn the hands backwards to 8.45. Rotating them forwards past 12 o'clock, will change the date by one increment. Keep doing this until you reach the correct date.
Strap: fitted with a generic brown leather lizard grain strap. Fitted to the watch it measures approximately 210 mm from buckle tip to last hole.