This watch is a rarely seen gentlemans 14 carat solid gold Memovox "Worldtimer" wrist alarm calendar watch from Jaeger LeCoultre, manufactured in circa 1960 and in amazing condition. The "Worldtimer", along with the "Parking" variant of the Memovox range hardly ever come up for sale. The case and dial present beautifully and the movement is running strongly and keeping time. The alarm is working perfectly as are the calendar and world time functions. The "Worldtimer" was designed for "businessmen, stockbrokers, journalists and travelers".
To operate the world timer function, the hour hand is aligned with the city where the time zone is the same as that in which the wearer is located. The time in other cities can be ascertained by reading the hour off the outer alarm disc that lines up with the city of interest. The alarm and world time functions operate independently of each other and cannot be operated simultaneously. Dial: original satin silver, not re-printed. Hours are marked by batons.
The centre disc, which shows the different time zones, is finished in satin silver. The dial is LeCoultre and bears the JLC emblem.
The calendar aperture is unusually located at 6 o'clock; it is seen at 3 o'clock on most watches. The crystal is clean and clear. Case: 14 carat solid gold, in very good condition, measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the matching crowns and 41 mm in overall length.
The inside rear cover is hallmarked as 14K solid gold and is signed "LeCoultre". The case has the expected light marks from use but absolutely no signs of abuse or any marks of significance that I could see to point out to you.
The crowns both have a few light dents and wear marks in them. Movement: LeCoultre signed 17 jewelled manual cal.
K911 movement running strongly and keeping time. The watch is wound and set by the lower crown and the alarm is set by the upper crown. The calendar is set by the lower crown (not quick set).
Please see above for instructions for operating the world time function. The item "Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre 14K Solid Gold Memovox World Timer Watch 1960s JLC" is in sale since Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "hotrodpropaganda" and is located in Budapest.
This item can be shipped worldwide.