Even if it’s summer here, I thought we should have a look at Jaeger-LeCoultre E 877 Memovox Snowdrop on the wooden beam!
As promised in my Friday report a couple of week’s ago, here is a more detailed report on the E 877.
One interesting thing with the Snowdrop is that it was the last of the Funky 70’s series with the Calibre 916, E 870 – E 877. After that Jaeger-LeCoultre went back to more classic looking Memovox.
If you don’t include the gold version and only look at the stainless steel, I would say that the Memovox Snowdrop came with two types of dials and in three colours.
Dials types; one plain dial and one like this blue with ray lines from center.
Colours; white, black and blue.
I have seen examples of Snowdrop with other dials, but to be honest I not convinced they are all original. One thing to have in mind – most if not all Calibre 916 Memovox dials are interchangeable. For example, you could take a E 876 dial and have it in a E 877 watch… It would fit, but it would not be original…
Jaeger-LeCoultre E 877 Memovox Snowdrop blue on the wooden beam:
Another observation is that it looks like the black version only came with the plain dial while the blue dial only existed with the ray lines. Only the white dial version had both dial options.
The case; a perfectly round shape. No lugs sticking out, only the two crowns. One of the things that makes the Snowdrop case very special is that the sides are also round, top side is almost a perfect quarter circle in profile and the lower part is round-ish.
Jaeger-LeCoultre made the crowns look smaller. Actually, they made special crowns for the E 877, not completely resessed but deep into the case as shown below. These kind of crown I have not see on any other Memovox from the time.
On the wrist, the Snowdrop do not melt in the sun… The multi level bezel and dial makes the E 877 really come to life!
Exactly like in the 1972 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox catalogue.
More wooden beam posts to come, so stay tuned!
Here is a link to the Friday report: Jaeger-LeCoultre: Three Blue Memovox Speedbeat