Prototype N° 1 of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, “LeCoultre Spécial Amérique 1959” commemorative edition
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For the third year in a row, Jaeger-LeCoultre put up an exclusive timepiece for the online Auction to raise funds for Tides of Time: the Prototype N° 1 of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, LeCoultre Spécial Amérique 1959 commemorative edition, in tribute to the legend of diver’s watches.
The winning bid was £16,208 (approx. $26,752). This collector will now have the pleasure of being the proud owner of this limited-series watch, belonging to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s technical heritage, as the first diving watch ever to be equipped with an alarm and self-winding Calibre in a new size that reflects current trends.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea WatchJaeger-LeCoultre returns to the very roots of the diver’s watch by introducing a re-edition of the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea, logically named Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea. The distinctive characteristic of the original model lay in the fact that it was interpreted in two versions: one intended for European sports enthusiasts and the other for American divers.
The Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea faithfully replicates the original model, except in one respect: the stainless steel case has been slightly enlarged from 39.8 to 40.5 mm in order to match contemporary requirements – and wrists. The case-back carries the motif appearing on the 1959 watch, featuring a frogman surrounded by bubbles.