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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: Q9038670
    Case No: 3’299’742
    Model Name: Polaris Memovox
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 956, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Certificate of Origin, Jaeger-LeCoultre warranty dated 29th November 2018, cloth, travel pouch, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox was initially introduced to the public in 1968 as a professional diver’s wristwatch with an alarm function. The alarm function or known as “Voice of Memory”, was developed to remind diver’s that it was time to return to the surface. The case itself is easily recognizable via its three large crowns with the top crown adjusting the alarm indicated by an inner rotating disc with a small triangle, the middle crown rotates the inner rotating bezel and the bottom crown adjusting the hours and minutes.

    The present example was launched in 2018 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Polaris Memovox. The design has been kept very similar to the original piece from 1968, with a dial layout inspired from its forefather. Powering the timepiece is the cal. 956 with a successfully tested “1000 hours control”. Limited to 1000 pieces the series is unnumbered with its caseback inscribed with an engraved diving helmet and its commemoration dates.

    The present example is offered in brand new condition and still retains its original factory protective stickers. Furthermore it is accompanied by the full set of accessories making the present modern iteration of the beloved Memovox a valued timepiece to own.

  • 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. Q9038670
A fine and well-preserved limited edition stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date, center seconds, alarm, warranty and box, one of a limited edition of 1000 pieces

Circa 2018
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 62,000 
€3,600-7,400
$3,800-7,900

Sold for HK$68,750

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