Jaeger-LeCoultre’s earliest automatic alarm watch, is celebrating its birthday
The Master Memovox – the Grande Maison’s iconic alarm watch – is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its automatic movement this year
To mark the occasion, an exclusive edition will be available in Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques around the world starting in November: the Master Memovox Boutique Edition, a very contemporary interpretation of an enduring 1970s design.
With vintage, blue-tinted styling, this watch draws inspiration from the 1970s Memovox Snowdrop, balanced by the contemporary look of its finishes and case – and at its heart, beats the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956.
Combining history, watchmaking brilliance, and an outstanding design, this model remains a continuing object of desire for collectors and devotees of beautiful objects alike.
The dial has kept all the characteristics of the Memovox Snowdrop.
Baton hands with a luminescent coating move around a white “railtrack” minute circle, which delineates the outer rim of the sunray-finish blue inner disc.
Here is ensconced the little triangle that acts as a hallmark of the alarm function, and also glows in the dark.
Moving across an opaline blue surface, the triple-faceted hour-markers are also coated in luminescent material and overlaid by a grey-blue “railtrack” minute circle – just like the original watch.
As a crowning touch, the twelfth hour-marker is replaced with a Jaeger-LeCoultre logo. This watch constitutes a fine homage to its ancestor, giving a modern “retro-style” look and feel.
As for the stainless steel case, its contemporary design with brushed finishes gives the wrist an unquestionable elegance.
Turning it over to see its reverse side, one lights upon an entirely engraved case-back, marked as belonging to a limited edition of 500 pieces.
The “1000 Hours Control” symbol in the centre certifies that the watch has successfully undergone 1000 hours of rigorous tests relating to its functioning and reliability.
A much longed-for yet unexpected surprise from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Maison,
the Master Memovox Boutique Edition watch exudes an aura of exclusivity and mythical glamour that augurs a great future…