Originally launched in 1950, the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox watch has become the reference in wristwatch alarms. In 2020, the Manufacture’s engineers developed an entirely new alarm-setting mechanism – the Memovox Timer. With the initial steel-cased model now highly sought-after by collectors, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the Master Control Memovox Timer in pink gold.
The Timer function enables the alarm to be set based on the number of hours that should elapse before the alarm rings. The owner may set the alarm in the traditional way, based on a particular time. No matter what alarm-setting method is chosen, the second indicator will automatically move to the corresponding position.
The dial of the Master Control Memovox Timer is laid out in concentric circles. The innermost ring is engraved in bas-relief with highly polished numerals. The elapsed hours-until-alarm are indicated by a small hand tipped with a red JL logo. The outer edge of the ring features the Memovox’s signature triangular marker that points to the time at which the alarm will ring, indicated on a second concentric ring. The elongated triangular shape of the applied hour indexes is reflected by the elegant simplicity of the Dauphine hands.
The Master Control Memovox Timer watch features the pink gold 40-millimeter case with a sloping bezel, dynamically curved lugs, and a mix of polished and satin-brushed surfaces.
The Manufacture’s engineers revised the self-winding Calibre 956, which had been entirely conceived, developed and produced in-house. The new Master Control case has a clear sapphire back, allowing the wearer to admire the hammers in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side. An open-worked pink gold rotor, decorated with Côtes de Genève to match the fine finishing on the movement plates, ensures a view of the strike-works. The signature “school bell” sound of the alarm was preserved.
Available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques, the Master Control Memovox Timer in pink gold will be produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
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