1950s Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox 'Space Age' 8 Days Alarm Clock
A fine and rare 'Space Age' Jaeger leCoultre 8 Days alarm clock.
WHY IS THIS DESK ALARM CLOCK SPECIAL
This model was created and manufactured by Jaeger leCoultre in the late 1950s. This particular example with a very typical 'Space Age' Design, houses a 8 days power reserve movement and comes with its original red leather JLC box. This Memovox model is rare, especially in such well preserved condition and with the 'Travel Box'.
Not all firms in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger-leCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker". Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named only LeCoultre, the company provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished movements with which they completed their watches.
In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out Antoine LeCoultre's help in creating the wotld's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the manufacturing of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The team decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Ados travel clock, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.
- Maker: Jaeger leCoultre
- Model: Memovox Space Age
- Reference: 73
- Case N°: N/A
- Year: 1950s
- Material: Solid Brass laquered
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 4,6x5,3x3cm
- Caliber: In House 8 days power reserve / Alarm
- Box/Papers: Box
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This travel/desk clock is in very good condition. The Brass case is extremely well preserved. The unrefinished dial with the impressive hands is simply stunning. This is a great travel/desk clock, elegant and rare with a very typical design, it has a nice size and personality, perfect for any elegant home or office.