Jaeger LeCoultre*** Memovox Lapis Lazuli*** 1970
Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra Rare blue lacquered "Lapis Lazuli" dial automatic Jumbo Memorex, Ref. 855, Cal K825, Portuguese Import Stamp, 1970
Serial: 1232348
Circa: 1970
Reference: 855

DIAL: Blue Lacquer "Lapis Lazuli" dial signed Jaeger LeCoultre. Lapis Lazuli central disc with luminous triangle. Hours and minutes silver baton hands.
T SWISS T indication at 6 o’clock

CASE: 37mm "Jumbo", stainless steel with two crowns, screw down back ‘ring’ and acrylic glass

MOVEMENT: JLC Caliber K825, Self-winding mechanical ‘Bumper’ movement with date and mechanical hand-wound alarm, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: Dial and hands are mint (10/10) and in original condition. The case is slightly polished, but still thick and no major dings, dents or damage. The Portugese import stamp can still be seen between the crowns.

The Jaeger LeCoultre MEMOVOX is known as the original automatic alarm watch. The first MEMOVOX was released in 1950 with the hand-wound mechanical caliber 489. The MEMOVOX name is composed of two Latin words ‘memo’ and ‘vox’ that respectively mean remember and voice.
In 1956, Jager LeCoultre released the Caliber 815 Memovox, which was the first automatic alarm wristwatch with its signature ‘bumper’ self-winding movement.
This was followed by the caliber 825, which had the additional date module and became the most iconic layout for the MEMOVOX automatic date alarm wristwatch.