1970 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Automatic Ref. E855 Steel

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Beautiful and highly collectible Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Ref.E855 features very well-balanced 37 mm stainless case and fantastic silver dial in mint condition, precise and durable bumper-automatic movement, and famous alarm-function first introduced in a wristwatch by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the early 50s.

Professionally serviced in October 2016 and never worn since then. 
Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 2-piece stainless steel case with screw-down case back. Stain and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs, showing no traces of use.
  • 37 mm (without crown) / 50 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs) 
  • Original JLC-signed steel fluted crowns. 
  • Original plexiglass crystal.

    Movement:

    • Automatic movement with alarm function and date (separate barrel, manual-winding) 
    • Caliber 825 signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss Fab.Suisse"
    • 17 Jewels, 18000 A/h, 44 hours of power reserve, 20s of alarm reserve. Shock-protected.
    • Professionally serviced in October 2016. Mint and technically perfect.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched dial in very good condition, showing minor aging on the outer perimeter of the dial. Aged tritium markers.
    • Signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre" at 12 o’clock. Signed "Automatic" and "T Swiss Made T" at 6 o’clock. 
    • Original correct tritium hands in good condition. Lume color and aging is matching hour markers on the dial.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with generic leather strap and generic buckle.
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Jaeger-LeCoultre


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