We’re suckers for Jaeger-LeCoultre, and the Memovox is one of their coolest models. Introduced in 1950 with the hand-winding Calibre 489, the Memovox was updated with an automatic movement and larger case option in 1956. Today, it is one of the best-loved classic Jaeger-LeCoultre models, and has been a source of inspiration for recent tribute models from the brand.
The Memovox is an alarm watch, with the 12-hour alarm indicated on the inner dial set with a second crown. It’s not terribly loud, but it’s enough. Jaeger-LeCoultre also built Memovox alarm clocks, and even dive timers with this function.
This Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox is a 1965 model in yellow gold. This watch has the larger 37 mm case, which we prefer to the too-small original Memovox. It is said to be fully serviced and comes with a 1-year warranty from seller, Amsterdam Vintage Watches. It is on offer for € 2,800 (about $3,800), which seems remarkably reasonable for a wearable, workable Memovox in this condition.
It has a non-original black stingray strap and gold buckle, which is the first thing we would replace if it was ours. Might we suggest a chestnut Hadley-Roma band from MyWatchMaker or a custom Camille Fournet strap, the type Jaeger-LeCoultre uses for their OEM bands?