Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor Memovox: The power of a picture.

Jul 23, 2021,10:23 AM

It is very rare I can say that an official picture made a strong impression on me. 

Here is one, featuring the Master Compressor Memovox, which made me fall in love with that watch. 

I fell for this first modern evocation of the legendary Polaris, with these strange ( at that time ) crowns. 

Even if the welcome was quite lukewarm for this family of watches, several years after, it convinced more and more people.

What about you? 



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When this watch came out I loved the look of it and took the plunge and bought one.

 By: kev09 : July 23rd, 2021-10:53
It’s a great looking watch and looked fine even on my somewhat thin wrist. I loved the alarm with the bell sound and was very pleased with it at first. Unfortunately, however, after a while I found the compressor crowns really annoying. They were, to me, ... 

I used to own one, too. Sizing is good. The crowns did not bother me. But the marking either red or white can come off. The engraved case back is glued in. That can come off.

 By: gup502 : July 24th, 2021-01:12
The watch itself is quite practical. Other than the alarm, the inner bezel can be used as time event reminder. The location of the JLC logo is odd, though better than its siblings the Dualmatic which looks like everything put on the dial in a random fashi... 

I have always loved it and never struggled with those complaints...

 By: watchme : July 23rd, 2021-16:50
The crowns never dug into my wrist; the back of the watch didn't bother me - although JLC could have done some smoothing on the design. The original Compressor design release that the then-moderator, Jaw did was fantastic. The one he did for the EWC was e... 

100% agreed

 By: rgabrielsoto : July 24th, 2021-00:07
Would def outsell the Polaris

Love the hours font

 By: roundel : July 23rd, 2021-17:42
My first sampling of a memovox movement was in an IWC GST alarm. It was a great watch, but the cursive International Watch Company printing seemed at odds with the Bauhaus design of the rest of the watch. Then I had the Memovox compressor pictured. The al... 


 By: roundel : July 24th, 2021-00:11

I really miss the more adventerous side of JLC

 By: rgabrielsoto : July 23rd, 2021-18:03
I've been mildly obsessed with the Master Compressor era of JLC every since I bought my MC GMT. They really invested a lot of time, and money into this era and i'm so bummed they went the more traditional route. Anyways I found two interesting articles on... 


 By: rgabrielsoto : July 24th, 2021-00:16
It’s also my most accurate watch, beating out my 2021 Yacht-Master!

Love the Compressor line

 By: Juliusotto : July 23rd, 2021-21:50