Stunning Mid 1960s Jaeger le Coultre (Jumbo Size) Memovox 855 Gents Vintage Watch. Founded in 1833, Jaeger Le Coultre have long been acknowledged as one of the premier watchmakers both in terms of their extremely high quality movements and their effortlessly elegant design. It was also interesting to read the recent Daily Telegraph article on vintage watches with the highest investment potential Jaeger was given a special mention along with Rolex and Patek.
They launched the Memovox or alarm watch in the 1950s and this allowed an alarm to be set using the top crown (to both wind and set the alarm) to move the arrow (just by the 6 baton) to the required time. This is a beautiful example of the iconic Jaeger le Coultre Memovox dating from the mid 1960s these are hard to date but we believe it was made in 1964. The solid steel jumbo size (37mm) case is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (very rarely it has the JL signed winding crowns). The original steel/silver Jaeger signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is beautifully understated.The applied steel hour batons along with the original steel hands flow into the dial and are perfectly framed by the gleaming steel bezel. The very high grade Jaeger signed automatic (the bumper movement) is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this magnificent piece weve added a new, super high quality, black Hirsch London alligator skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle. My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month written guarantee on the movement, which is long enough for you to assess the working order.
The case measures 37mm across, excluding the very rare JL signed crowns and 46mm long including the lugs. The outside case is signed Memovox and has the reference 1068699. The inside case is signed Le Coultre Co, 855 and Acier Inoxyable.
The dial is signed Jaeger le Coultre, Automatic and Swiss Made. The movement is signed Jaeger le Coultre, Fab Suisse and Swiss Made. The movement number is 1695650. As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork.The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell. Were based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London.
Whilst were an Internet business we do show 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers. Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications. In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services. Case Repair and Complete Restoration.This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horologys most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location well happily show the watch. Please take a moment to look at my other watches in the Sonning Vintage Watches E Bay Shop. Please also see my 100% feedback. As reassurance of the quality of my watches and highest levels of service. Central Office, Cobweb Buildings, The Lane, Lyford, OX12 0EE, United Kingdom. The item "Stunning Mid 1960s Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox 855 Gents Vintage Watch" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches".
The seller is "sonningvintagewatchesltd" and is located in Reading, Berkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.