JAEGER LE-COULTRE Memovox Alarm Calibre 489/1 (c.1950's)

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Manufacturer - Jaeger Le-Coultre

Year - c. early 1950's

Reference / Calibre -  P489/1

Movement No - 714439

Case No. - 522696

Material - Stainless Steel - measures 35 mm across not including crown

Fancy cylindrical lugs measure 18 mm across, and come with a brand new Belgian handmade leather strap

The watch is a stunning example of 50's elegance - not only is it keeping excellent time, but the revered "Alarm" function also works on demand (albeit quieter than any contemporary digital counterpart)

The case is overall in fine condition - there is a small amount of metal loss to the upper (alarm) winder, but otherwise very good

The dial has aged evenly to a mellow two tone that plays with light nicely depending, ranging from warm ochres to a cooler silver satin

The Blue Steeled hand have taken on the test of time in worthy fashion that is totally in keeping with the dial - the inner alarm markers are particularly crisp and vibrant, with the applied hour markers warmly radiating a copper / bronze

All in all this is a superbly unique piece that is worthy of any Gentleman looking for something a little different