Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox 'Speed Beat' Ref.875.42 c.1970s

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The Watch
The Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox was launched in 1950 at the Swiss Watch Fair in Basel.The Memovox was the perfect mixture of innovation and style and by the early 1960s, the watch had become a mainstay in JLC’s lineup. 
It's believed that the Memovox ref. E875 was produced by Jaeger LeCoultre from approximately 1970 to 1981, with a total production run of less than 8,000 watches.
Beating away inside the 37mm Case is the impressive Calibre 916 automatic alarm movement which has a frequency of 28,000 A/h.
Operation of the alarm function is controlled through the top crown. Winding it (as you would a manual movement), charges a spring and holds it in tension until the alarm goes off. Pulling the same crown out allows you to rotate the inner dial, and align the triangle on the inner ring with the time at which you desire the alarm to activate. Once activated, simply pulling the top crown out will silence the alarm.
This "Speed Beat" is complete with a gorgeous blue dial with some attractive patina to the alarm wheel, it really is sublime.
The Watch is accompanied by its Original JLC box and related books (not original, but we thought it would make a nice accompaniment). It comes on a New Old Stock NSA Bracelet as it, optionally, would have done.
View this "Speed Beat" in a video: here 

The Specs

Age: c.1970s.
Reference: 875.42.
Serial Number: 1437940.
Movement: Automatic with Alarm Function, Date Wheel and Centre Seconds.
Calibre: 916.
Timekeeping: Keeping Excellent time.
Service History: Unknown. Fully Inspected March 2023 .
Dial: Original JLC Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 37mm. 45.5mm length lug-to-lug.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original Crystal.
Crown: Original Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: NOS NSA Bracelet, currently at full length, fits approx 7.5in.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Alarm complication.
-  Original Box.
-Superb Condition with a stunning patina to dial.
- NOS NSA Bracelet.
Nitty Gritty:
-None really for a Vintage Watch.

Overall the Memovox is in excellent condition.
The Case and Bracelet are in excellent order.
The Handset is original and the Hand Lume has aged a different colour to the Dial, I have seen another example with the same aging.
The Crown is Original.
Original Crystal in great order.
The bracelet is full length with a fit up to 7.5in approx.
The Dial is in fantastic condition with some age related patina to the alarm wheel.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.