Beautiful and highly collectible oversize Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Ref.E855 featuring stainless case and screw-down stainless steel caseback. This stunning timepiece in really mint condition would be a perfect addition to collection of the most sophisticated watch enthusiast.
The watch went through complete service and testing in October 2016.
Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland
Type: Automatic wristwatch with alarm function
Year of production: ca.1969
Case type: 3-body, with screw-down caseback, mixed satin and mirror finishing.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 37 mm (without crown) / 50 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs) / 10 mm (thickness)
Case serial number: 1052943
Case back: Screw-down, signed ‘Acier Inoxydable LeCoultre Swiss' on the inner part of the caseback and with serial number on the outer side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crowns, original, signed.
Movement type: Automatic (bumper) + manual-winding part for the alarm function
Movement model: Caliber 825 signed 'Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss Fab.Suisse'
Movement serial number: 1790237
Dial: Beautiful glossy black dial. Raised silver hour markers, white printed minutes track in the middle section of the dial with luminous markers. Black alarm disc with printed luminous pointer. Signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre" at 12 o’clock. Signed "Automatic" and "Swiss Made" at 6 o’clock.
Hands: Silver luminous hour and minute hands, silver sweep second hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Strong, professionally polished, showing absolutely no trace of use/scratches.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) professionally serviced, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Professionally refinished dial in immaculate condition. Original hands in mint condition.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with generic leather strap and generic steel buckle. Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty in accordance with terms & conditions (limitations may apply)
It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.
In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width.
Diameter without crown
It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:
This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.
This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.