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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 134.8.96
    Case No: 2’744’442
    Model Name: Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 956, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: NATO
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel NATO buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Guarantee Certificate stamped by Jaeger-LeCoultre Pacific Place boutique in 2011, Certificate of Origin certifying the current watch is numbered 19 of a limited edition of 359 examples, Jaeger-LeCoultre green leather fitted presentation box, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted in 1959, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Deep Sea Alarm was the world’s first diver’s watch with an alarm function. By all means an ingenious design, the purpose of the alarm is to remind the diver to return to the surface before their oxygen runs out. To commemorate the original Deep Sea Alarm model, the brand introduced this tribute lineup in 2011 with two variants: one for the American market with 359 examples and one for the European market with 959 examples.

    The present example was created for the American market, featuring the “Deep Sea Alarm Automatic,” designation above 6 o’clock and the “LeCoultre” under 12 o’clock on the dial. In many ways, this watch harkens back to the original 1959 functions and design, with 100-meter water resistance and an acrylic crystal. Upon release, this model became an overnight success, and continues to remain highly coveted by collectors and enthusiasts today.

  • Artist Biography

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Swiss • 1833

    Not all companies in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger LeCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker." Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named LeCoutre, the firm provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements with which they completed their watches.

    In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out LeCoultre's help in creating the world's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the creation of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The duo decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know and adore it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.

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Ref. 134.8.96
A fine and rare limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, alarm, Guarantee, Certificate of Origin and box, numbered 19 of a limited edition of 359 pieces

2011
40.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€5,500-8,800
$6,400-10,300

Sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018