JAEGER-LECOULTRE TRAVEL CLOCK MEMOVOX VINTAGE 1950s POCKET ALARM SET ref 1364
JAEGER-LECOULTRE TRAVEL CLOCK MEMOVOX VINTAGE 50’s POCKET ALARM CLOCK with original papers and box, excellent condition
The Memovox debuted in 1951 with a wristwatch version based on the manual caliber 489, while five years later the first self-winding hammer-wound equipped with the caliber 851 would be produced. The purpose of the Memovox was to build on the success achieved by another clock-watch, Vulcain’s Cricket presented in 1947.
As was the case with the Cricket, the Memovox gained a strong positive response, leading Jaeger-LeCoultre to create an entire collection of wrist, pocket as well as desk models, all based on the same dial design with the central satellite used to set the alarm clock and the double crown used in the wrist and pocket examples, respectively.
Among the various pocket models, ref. 10007 is defined as transformable thanks to the “bull’s eye”-style lid, which allows the dial to be protected while allowing the watch to be used as a travel and desk item as well.