Master Memovox Boutique Edition Celebrates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s earliest automatic alarm watch
The Master Memovox – the aeger-LeCoultre’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. This is a limited edition run of 500 pieces.
At its heart, beats the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956 and with vintage, blue-tinted styling, this watch draws inspiration from the 1970s Memovox Snowdrop, balanced by the contemporary look of its finishes and case.
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. 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.
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.