Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

190 Jaeger-LeCoultre Very Nice and Elegant, Memovox Alarm, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silver Dial and Hooded Lugs

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Model: Memovox
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 489
Case N°: 523833A
Movement N°: 678077
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In 1950, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Memovox, or the “voice of memory”, a name derived from the Latin words “memories”, memory, and “vox”, voice. In 1956, a Memovox featuring the Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 815 became the first self-winding alarm watch in history. In the following years, this very model has been explored in many ways, using different materials, case dimensions, dial color and so on. The lot here offered is a very nice example of a 35 mm wide and thin case. The coolest thing of the watch is surely the hooded cylinder lugs, rarely seen on such watch but extremely satisfying from an aesthetic point of view. Preserved in a very nice condition with a charming patina spreading all over the gold case demonstrating the minimum usage of the watch in these years, it is equipped with a silvered dial with applied triangle indexes and Dauphin hands.