1955 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Vintage Mens Wrist Alarm, 10K Gold Filled - Ford Motor Co.
CONDITION - EXCELLENT / MORE ABOUT CONDITIONS
PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections. EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail. VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.
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Today's offering showcases this very rare Ford Motor Company presentation example of an early LeCoultre Memovox. As mid-century approached and lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently traveling top clients and to help him better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. In response to this need the engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre created an alarm wristwatch in 1951. The watches featured a fully mechanical alarm system. To pull off this difficult task, Jaeger-LeCoultre equipped these watches with significant inner alarm gearing and even an additional stem and crown, making elements of second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion. This early example of an alarm was presented "For Champion Sales Management Performance - November-December 1955 - Henry Ford II." The dial has the Ford logo factory emblazoned at twelve. We have left the dial 100% original. The aging appears much darker in the photos than it does in person. If you would like the outer ring restored, please see the photo below of a restored dial on another example of these watches that we owned, and inquire with us. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Model: "Memovox", Ref. 9386
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
Dial: Silver outer dial with gold dart indexes and Arabic numerals for the primary hours, Ford logo at twelve, silver inner revolving alarm disk, inner minute track, original, excellent condition with aging
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cal. 814, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Bracelet: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received
Accompanied by: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Case Dimensions (in mm): 34mm diameter (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Primary Material: 10K Gold Filled
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Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.