Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 81

JAEGER LECOULTRE REF. 858 PARKING MEMOVOX STEEL Jaeger LeCoultre "Memovox", case No. 943456, Ref. E858. Production started in the 1950's. Fine and unusual, and very rare center-seconds, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with alarm, parking-meter elapsed time indication, two crowns.

CHF 2,500 - 3,500

HKD 20,000 - 28,000 / USD 2,500 - 3,500

Sold: CHF 3,500

Two-body, polished, the crown at 2 o'clock activates the central revolving alarm and parking-meter display, lapidated lugs. Two-tone silver with applied steel dart indexes. "Dauphine" stainless steel hands. Cal. 814, 13''' rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2-8*

Very good

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Produced in approximately 216 pieces, the JAEGER LECOULTRE PARKING ALARM is one of the rarest MEMOVOX produced. This is the first series featuring a screw-down ring covering the caseback rather than the later REFERENCE 3161 that had a snap-back. This example has been kept in pristine condition with clear outer serial numbers and a mint dial.