Jaeger-LeCoultre 3150 – The very first Memovox

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Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Alarm Wrist Watch for the very first time at the Basel Watch Fair 1950.

“A remarkable technical and artistic realisation” – The birth of the Memovox!

The very first Memovox reference was the 3150 with tube lugs.

Jaeger-LeCoultre 3150 – on a early 1950’s watch holder

“Reminds – Warns – Awakes” – the use for an alarm were many back in the 1950’s since there were no outlook calendars or smartphone apps to remind you.

Jaeger-LeCoultre booklet from early 1950’s – “Reminds – Warns – Awakes”

For their introduction of this new watch Jaeger-LeCoultre choose a quite different lug shape. Two tubes covering the ends of the strap which gives the 3150 a very characteristic look.

From the side the tube ends are shown, the pins in the center of the tubes holds the strap in place.

Jaeger-LeCoultre 3150 – tube lugs holding the strap

Basel Watch Fair 1950, first presentation. One odd detail in the announcement is the “LeCoultre” on the dial. Since the presentation were in Basel, you would have expected “Jaeger-LeCoultre” on the dial and not the North American name of the brand.

Jaeger-LeCoultre present the new Alarm Wrist Watch – 1950 watch magazine