Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Timer

CELEBRATING THE SOUND MAKER, JAEGER-LECOULTRE LAUNCHES TWO NEW MEMOVOX MODELS IN THE MASTER CONTROL COLLECTION

Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Timer
Master Control Memovox

 

Driven by a passion for innovation, together with deep respect for its watchmaking heritage, Jaeger- LeCoultre this year reinterprets the chiming complications that have been a defining part of its long history: the minute repeater and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Timer.

Desde que la manufactura lanzó el primer modelo del Memovox hace 70 años, este reloj se ha convertido en la máxima referencia de los relojes de pulsera alarma. Además, el Memovox gusta por su estética que permite su uso tanto para la práctica de deportes como para la vida diaria.

A new generation with a transparent sapphire case-back

This year, to launch the new-generation Master Control Memovox, Jaeger-leCoultre has taken inspiration from the first Memovox watches of the 1950s, giving it a contemporary style, while retaining the spirit of utility and charm that defined the originals. Continuing the tradition of adding useful auxiliary functions, the new Master Control Memovox Timer incorporates an entirely new alarm-setting mechanism, while the Master Control Memovox, brings clean-lined contemporary style to the classic alarm-plus-date model.

Master Control Memovox
Master Control Memovox

 

For this new generation of alarm watches, the Manufacture’s engineers have comprehensively revised the self-winding calibre 956. Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gong was attached; however, the new Master Control case has a transparent sapphire back, allowing the wearer to enjoy watching the hammer in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side. A new, open-worked pink gold rotor, decorated with Côtes de Genève to match the fine finishing on the movement plates. This ensures an unobstructed view of the strike-works. One important element remains unchanged, however: thesignature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox.

Además, los relojeros han desarrollado ahora una nueva función muy práctica: el temporizador.  Esta función permite al propietario ajustar la alarma según el tiempo que debería transcurrir antes de que suene la alarma (por ejemplo, la duración de una reunión o las horas de sueño en una noche determinada). Asimismo se puede también configurar la alarma de manera tradicional, es decir, en función de una hora específica (como la hora de una cita o un despertador para tomar un vuelo). Los indicadores están sincronizados de tal manera que, cuál sea el método elegido para configurar la alarma, el segundo indicador se desplazará automáticamente a la posición correspondiente.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox

Reinterpreting the graceful and uncluttered dial of the original 1950 Memovox in a streamlined modern style. The new Master Control Memovox presents the classical combination of alarm and date display with a silvery sunray-brushed dial. The applied indexes add refinement, their elongated triangular shape – a signature of mid-century Memovox models – is echoed by the Dauphine hands, and a blue seconds hand adds a subtle pop of colour to animate the silvery-white palette.

Price 12.100 Euros

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer

Over the decades, underlining the practical value of alarm watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre has added various useful functions to its Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Timer, such as a world time-zone indicator and a parking- meter reminder. In the same spirit, its engineers have now developed an entirely new useful function: the Timer.

This enables the owner to set the alarm based on the number of hours that should elapse before the alarm rings. Alternatively, the owner may set the alarm in the traditional way, based on a particular time. The indicators are linked, so that whichever alarm-setting method is chosen, the second indicator will automatically move to the corresponding position.

The dial is laid out in concentric rings, in two shades of blue with a sun-ray finish. Those are complemented by an inner ring engraved in bas-relief with polished numerals. On this inner ring, the elapsed hours-until- alarm are indicated by a small hand tipped with a red JL logo. Set at the outer edge of that ring, the Memovox’s signature triangular marker points to the time at which the alarm will ring.

The Master Control Memovox Timer will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces.

Price 16.400 Euros

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