legend from 1956 is back. 2010 sees the release of a brand new Master Memovox automatic alarm watch. Traditional styling abounds, sure to appeal to purists and fans of the brand's traditional offerings. While the styling and functions are retro-chic, the construction of the watch and reliability are all modern. Inside the watch is a in-house made Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956 automatic mechanical movement with the time, date, and the alarm function. The alarm is set via the upper crown using the internal rotating disc which has a single hand that points to the time. Precise to within a few minutes. The alarm is actually impressively loud with a comfortable sounding noise sure to get your attention but not annoy you. To this day certain alarm sounds give me unpleasant thoughts about waking up too early for high school. Which is why these days I only wake up to the sounds of elephants trumpeting before an aggressive territorial charge. It's like waking up in nature.
The dial is so "Master Compressor" you'll feel right at home if you are a fan of the line. It has been copied a 100 times by others, but no one does it quite like Jaeger-LeCoultre. The watch comes in a respectable 40mm wide case in either steel or 18k pink gold. 30 meters of water resistance and a sapphire crystal. Check the images below for a glimpse of the nicely engraved caseback that surely wasn't part of the 1956 classic. Available soon. Price is $9,600 in steel and $20,350 in pink gold.
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