1970s Jaeger-leCoultre Memovox E875 Speed Beat "Tuxedo"
A rare, iconic and beautifully aged Jaeger-leCoultre Memovox alarm wristwatch ref. E875 “Speed beat” made in the 1970s. Stainless steel waterproof case. Self-winding alarm movement JLC cal.916. Rare “tuxedo” silver/blue dial, center alarm disc, date window at 3, straight hands and applied indices. Mounted on its original JLC/NSA bracelet with signed buckle.
Plexiglas – 37mm diameter w/o crown – 18mm bracelet width.
What we love about it?
The Jaeger-leCoultre Memovox is one of the icons of the watch world, it stands along the Reverso as the two best known JLC watches ever produced. It has a distinguished look with its two crowns on the side; one for setting the time and the other to set and operate the alarm. Over the time the watch evolved radically from the first models in the early 1950s to the actual ones, because yes, the Memovox is still offered at JLC catalogue today. Here is in our opinion one of the most beautiful examples produced, the ref.875 equipped with the well renowned cal.916 “speed beat” movement. It is a perfect mix of the vintage ones, with a classic yet well-proportioned 37mm case and the modern ones, with its modern colors, the big applied JL logo at 9 and the swift movement of the second hand. Our watch offered here is the rarest and most sought-after example produced with its very distinguished “tuxedo” dial and original NSA bracelet. Cherry on the cake? It has a stunning tropical patina which is typical of these blue dials of the 1970s due to the way they were produced. If you are looking for a beautiful Memovox, here’s your rare opportunity to get your hands on one of the most beautiful examples ever offered.
- Dial – The dial is in very good condition, shows a beautiful tropical patina on the center disc.
- Case – The case is in superb condition. Looks very lightly polished.
- Movement – The movement is in very good condition.
- Bracelet – The bracelet is in superb condition, shows very light stretch and can accommodate large wrists.
- Overall – The watch is in superb condition.