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Jaeger-LeCoultre
'SNOWDROP' MEMOVOX, REF HF28800 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH ALARM AND DATE CIRCA 1970
Dial: black
Calibre: automatic, jewelled
Case: stainless steel one piece, screw-down bezel
Case number: 1'300'844
Closure: stainless steel buckle
Dimensions: 42 x 43mm
Signed: case, dial
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

The present watch embodies the retro styling of the 1970s and the continuation of the shift in aesthetic that became prevalent throughout the 1960s. The present lot shows a very clear departure from the more classic aesthetic that Memovox models had adopted prior to this. It is certainly the first iteration of the Memvox to not have lugs which goes some way in making the huge 43mm case completely manageable for even small wrists. The case itself is forged from a single piece of steel and is almost entirely rounded and devoid of angles. Also, in clear contrast to the polished bezel, the brushed finish is particularly eye catching. The movement too is a full rotation automatic movement and not reliant on a bumper mechanism such as was housed in past versions.

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