1970s Jaeger-Lecoultre Memovox E873 Speed Beat GT
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. Combination of the Latin words Memor, which means memory and Vox, which means voice, the term MEMOVOX is created by Jaeger Le Coultre. Its concept is a classic alarm watch and dressed, useful for all trades, it is in 1956 that will come out the automatic version that became the first automatic watch with alarm.
Below your eyes, the Memovox in an unusual and rare version with a very assumed 70s look.
First, the dial takes the essence of the classic Memovox adapted to a more punchy color and 70 mixing white and electric blue. It is especially the large 38.5mm cushion case equipped with 2 large crowns that brings the 70s connotation of the object.
Mechanically, this Memovox Speed Beat (28’800 A/h) is powered by the JLC automatic caliber 916 which has a power reserve of 44 hours.