1960s Jaeger-Lecoultre Memovox reference E855 in steel
The history of Jaeger-Lecoultre dates back to 1833, in the heart of the Vallée de Joux. During this period, the company has been at the origin of numerous timepieces and great horological achievements, such as the Reverso, the Memovox and the Geomatic. As passionate advice, never miss an appointment with the absolute classic that is the Memovox.
Launched in 1950, it is one of the flagship Jaeger-LeCoultre models, which has been produced and reissued ever since. It is in 1956 that will come out the automatic version that became the first automatic watch with alarm.
This particular model typically features a stainless steel case with a diameter around 37mm, providing a balanced and classic size for its era. The E855 showcases a distinctive “Memovox” inscription on the dial, highlighting its alarm function, a hallmark of the Memovox series. It is also celebrated for its clean, minimalist dial design, often adorned with applied indexes or numerals and sleek hands. It runs thanks to the automatic bumper 825 caliber.
One of the standout features of this piece is its mechanical alarm complication, which allows the wearer to set and sound the alarm at a predetermined time. The alarm is audible and provides a charming, vintage mechanical sound that’s a unique characteristic of this timepiece.
Due to its historical importance, functional alarm complication, and appealing design, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E855 remains a sought-after piece among enthusiasts passionate about vintage timepieces and the rich heritage of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.