1996 Jaeger leCoultre Master Control Memovox Reveil alarm ref. 141.8.97. Automatic movement calibre 918 introduced in 1994 to replace the calibre 916 in the Jaeger leCoultre Memovox range.
The Memovox was first introduced by Jaeger leCoultre in 1950/51. The two separate crowns allowed you to manually wind and set the alarm and timekeeping parts of the movement separately.
Symbolizing the planned efficiency of the post-war boom period, the Memovox literally meaning voice of memory quickly became the watch of excellence for men-about-town. Its striking mechanism gave a pleasant accent to the schedule of daily life: waking up, appointments, train timetables or parking meters.
Founded by Antoine leCoultre in 1833, the brand has hundreds of inventions, over a thousand calibers to its name and some of the most important watches made in the 20 century, including the Memovox, Reverso and Atmos. The company has been a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss luxury group Richemont since 2000.