Watches and Wonders 2022: Jaeger Lecoultre Master Memovox Timer Rose Gold.

Jul 20, 2022,09:10 AM
 


In 2020, Jaeger Lecoultre introduced the Master Memovox Timer, a new Memovox, using the new Master Case, totally revisited, refined should I say, thinner ( 12, 39 mm high ), even though it has the same diameter than the former one ( 40 mm ). 



The key points of the Memovox Timer were: 

- The blend of coolness and elegance, with a superb sunburst blue dial contrasting with the polished applied indices and an eye-catching alarm disc with engraved numerals.

- The generous bevels on the lugsThe case gains in balance and class in its proportions. 

- The front part of the Dauphine hands is brushed on one side, polished on the other side. 

- The see-through case back which required revisiting the Cal 956 and its alarm components, as the gong is fixed to the case side, now.



- And of course, the fact that the Memovox Timer allows you to know how much time is remaining in a blink of an eye before the alarm chimes. A clear inspiration taken from the 1958 Memovox Parking Ref 3161 or E 856..



The new Memovox Timer, in rose gold, keeps the same ingredients but with a totally different chromatic partition. 


I am not a colored gold person, but I must say that this new Memovox Timer is one of the rare exceptions. Here the rose gold case goes very well with the sublime black and grey hues and the golden applied indices / hands.



The sunburst decoration of the black dial is breathtaking. 





The outcome? A Timer which is now more elegant than cool looking, compared to the steel version. 


A superb object ( of desire ) which has three issues, in my opinion:

- It is limited to 100 pieces, and available only through the Boutiques. The Steel Edition was limited to 250 pieces. 

- The retail is very high: 34, 000 Euros. Which is the double of the steel " Timer ". 

 - Most importantly, I would be mad about a Jaeger Lecoultre Alarm you can set on 24 hours...  and without a date!


Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts,

Best.

Nicolas


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Thanks for sharing

 
 By: Arronax : July 20th, 2022-10:02
A bit underwhelming to be honest, it doesn't really offer anything new other than the metal or am I missing something? Absolutely with you about 24hr and no date. I would take the blue and be done with it.

I chose this rose gold black instead of the blue steel

 
 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 20th, 2022-22:43
Mainly because of the date window. A date window in the same color as the dial changes the looks of the watch completely! Along with a strap change to the regular master control calf leather. I think that shade of brown brings out the rose gold better and...  

Good point!

 
 By: amanico : July 21st, 2022-06:59

gorgeous

 
 By: Gelato Monster : July 20th, 2022-10:10
This one RG is superb but the price.

Alas...

 
 By: amanico : July 20th, 2022-10:18

Handsome piece, but I prefer the simpler version.

 
 By: whatmakesmetick (andrea) : July 20th, 2022-10:42
I may be the only one, but to me the regular Memovox looks better than the Timer. If they ever release with a black or blue dial I'll get it.

Love The Matching Date Windows Background

 
 By: enjoythemusic : July 20th, 2022-12:50
Many brands could use a bit of 'education' about matching the date / day / month window with their dials. Well played JLC!

True, true...

 
 By: amanico : July 20th, 2022-15:08

The rotor

 
 By: Jakub M : July 20th, 2022-14:59
Does anyone know if the new rotor is gold or just plated? Compared to older design that had 22ct riveted weight.

Gold, I think.

 
 By: amanico : July 20th, 2022-15:09

I always found this one a bit too busy around the center

 
 By: RayStantzPhD : July 20th, 2022-18:23
even if it is of course nicely made and more complex than the simple, classic Memovox. But here simpler is better. Only the color combos, white metal & blue and now golden with black as a contrast, are very nice and on the plus side. 'On top': I like the ... 

That is cool! Is it 40mm?

 
 By: RayStantzPhD : July 20th, 2022-20:39

Yes, 40 mm.

 
 By: amanico : July 20th, 2022-20:41

Thanks, that's top 👌

 
 By: RayStantzPhD : July 20th, 2022-21:01

This is nice !! And one I regretted not getting:)

 
 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 20th, 2022-22:48

You are doing the vlad.... again! :p

 
 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 21st, 2022-13:27

Possibly... ;)

 
 By: amanico : July 21st, 2022-15:02

Nice pics buddy!

 
 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 20th, 2022-22:45
I have been sharing mine here. Still loving it ! I actually passed the blue memovox timer in steel when it was launched due to the date window. When I saw this rose gold black, I was blown away and ordered it. The date window in black made a big differenc...  

Thank you very much my friend!

 
 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 21st, 2022-13:26

I like the RG version!

 
 By: MTR : July 21st, 2022-08:06
But for me the date window disturbs the harmony/symmetry of the dial. If it were without date, a 24 hours alarm and equipped with a WT function I would buy it at once.