• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 171

    Jaeger-LeCoultre. A stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and alarm

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, MEMOVOX TRIBUTE TO POLARIS MODEL, NO. 595/768, REF. 190.8.96, CASE NO. 2'494'479, MANUFACTURED IN 2008

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    Jaeger-LeCoultre. A stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and alarm
    Signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, Memovox Tribute to Polaris model, no. 595/768, ref. 190.8.96, case no. 2'494'479, manufactured in 2008
    Cal. 956 nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, alarm stroke on a hanging gong, black dial, luminous Arabic and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, window for date, inner alarm ring, large circular water-resistant-type case, bi-directional revolving bezel calibrated for 60 seconds and operated by the central crown, back secured by four screws and covered by a snap-on sound hole cap, alarm winding and setting crown to 2 o'clock, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. diam.


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    With Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Polaris booklet, spare crystal, vintage-style green presentation box and outer packaging.

    According to the Archives of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the present watch was manufactured in 2008. It is number 595 of a limited edition of 768 examples of this reference cased in stainless steel.

    The "Memovox Tribute to Polaris" model, launched in 2008, commemorates the celebrated 1960 Memovox Polaris, a diver's wristwatch incorporating an innovative alarm mechanism.

    The re-edition is equipped with an alarm striking onto a suspended gong, saluting one of the greatest 20th century sports watches, the Memovox Polaris. Faithful to the aesthetics of its illustrious predecessor, it shares the same distinctive design, energetic lines and spirit of performance.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.