1955 JAEGER-LECOULTRE MEMOVOX Vintage Mens Wrist Alarm, 10K Gold Filled - Ford Motor Co. It is the rarer of the two versions. 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 a 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. These were given out one time in 1955.It is in pleasing all-original condition. The special Ford dial is untouched. It is done in a different style than any previous example we've owned.
It has wide boy baton indices with a gold seconds hand with large counterweight instead of a instead of the usual version that has dart indices paired with a smaller blue steel hand. The case does not appear to have ever been polished, and the very cool Ford emblem at the top of the dial is still fully intact. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw, serviced it, and installed a new mainspring.
It is running strong and true, keeping time on par with a new watch in our testing position. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Italian calfskin strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Silver outer dial with gold wide boy baton indexes, Ford logo at twelve, silver inner revolving alarm disk, inner minute track, original, honest condition with aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.Case : 10K gold filled, signed LeCoultre, two-body with flared lugs, polished, 34mm diameter (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip. Band : Italian calfskin, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. 814, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring. Functions : Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds. Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.
Model: Memovox; the Apex cased version of this watch is labeled ref. 9386, so this is likely considered the same reference. Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds. Case material: 10K yellow gold filled. Case markings (outside): 10K Gold Filled S&W, For championship sales management performance November - December 1955 Henry Ford II.Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in U. A by LeCoultre, 10K Gold Filled, 318501.
There are many hand-engraved watchmaker's marks going all the way back to 1960 showing an extensive servicing history of the watch. Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear and pin prick wear through on the inside of the lugs tips. Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip.
Hands: Original, gold "epees", original gold counter-weighted seconds hand. Seventeen 17 Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted, 814.
Band: Italian calfskin, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw, serviced it, and installed a new mainspring. Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime.
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