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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Memovox, Limited Edition in Platinum.

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There are very few pictures of the Grande Memovox in platinum which are nice. 

I found one from Christies, which usually use good pictures, but here, well, not their best: 


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And another one, not bad at all, from " Watchbox ":

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During my last visit at the Manufacture, in... April 2019, I asked the Heritage Gallery to let me take some pictures of it. 

Here they are: 

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One of the reasons of this relative scarcity is that it is a limited edition of 250 pieces. Launched in the very early 2000's, this Grande Memovox is quite eye catching, with its platinum case and its blue dial. 

The combination of a perpetual calendar and an alarm is pretty unique, only Jaeger Lecoultre could imagine that, as the Alarm is one of the Grande Maison Speciality, as you well know. 

It sounds like a crystalline school bell, which is pretty pleasing. 

The perpetual calendar is complete and can be set through one pusher, located at 8 o' clock. You also have a moon phase, 

The movement, the Cal 909, is automatic, which is a good thing for a perpetual calendar. 

The dial is busy, with its 8 hands and 4 sub dials, but well balanced.

Eye catching, nice looking, exclusive in platinum, this version also has some flaws:

- It is a bit bold, with its 41, 5 mm case which is pretty thick, with a height of... 15, 5 mm! 

- It is heavy, very heavy in platinum. 

- It is not very comfortable with its decorated and bombed case back. 

- It was a very expensive one, at that time. 

But God knows how tempted I was, and not only once, to get it! The most problematic thing was the retail, for me. 

One day, maybe... 

Best,

Nicolas

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MichaelC July 9th, 2020-10:17
I enjoy the case shape on this watch. Rather uniquely proportioned.
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amanico July 9th, 2020-10:20
Thanks for your opinion, my friend.  
Berkeleygis July 9th, 2020-10:19
The caseback issue is also a problem with my JLC master memovox compressor. The friction of gold medallion and my skin can be really disturbing. Perhaps because of my small wrist?  This watch is amazing. I wish the year has the double digit also to make it more balance
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amanico July 9th, 2020-10:21
Same for me, with the MC Memovox, too, and this one which I tried for some minutes.  
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vitalsigns July 9th, 2020-10:31
Interesting. Never had comfort issue with the Compressor watches. My lone one, an MCC, is a very comfortable watch that I love to wear. Weighs about 100 grams, but very well balanced on the wrist with a broad strap and tang buckle.
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amanico July 9th, 2020-10:33
Interesting, indeed. Is your case back flat or domed?  
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vitalsigns July 9th, 2020-10:36
The regular gold medallion caseback.  
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amanico July 9th, 2020-10:37
What's your wrist size, if I may ask?  
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vitalsigns July 9th, 2020-10:41
7.25 inches, or about 18.5 mm in circumference, but fairly flat, so perhaps that is the reason.  
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amanico July 9th, 2020-10:44
Aaah, that may explain why it better sits on your wrist, then.  
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