Shot of the day: Jaeger-LeCoultre E 861 Memovox

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When it comes to Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Memovox, it is easy to only focus on the more famous ones…

Like the E 855, the E 857 Deep Sea Alarm and the E 859 Polaris…

But one should remember that for each famous reference there are many lesser known references – and that it those who brings the width and the depth to the wast heritage of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox!

One of them being the E 861 – here portrait in the classic Memovox ad from 1969: The Concorde flew for the very first time in 1969, entered service 1976 and was a well-known silhouette for the next 27 years according to Wikipedia.

Jaeger-LeCoultre ad 1969 – Concord and Memovox

In this ad with the “hyper” modern Concorde, the classic E 855 and the Iconic E 859… It is very easy to forget the bit odd, oval E 861 which was released the year before, in 1968…

For me, the E 861 is a very special watch – it entered early into my “vintage” collection and was the first NOS, New Old Stock watch I ever got hold of!

Jaeger-LeCoultre E 861 Memovox – shot of the day

The Funky 70’s brushed oval case, the polished bezel and the “chimney” plexi was something very different from anything else I had in my collection up to this point.

It came as a complete set with the original buckle and leather strap, price tag still on the back… So it’s difficult to wear…

Which makes it even more special to me since I only wear it on special occasions!

Jaeger-LeCoultre E 861 Memovox – oval case

If you like to read more about the E 861, click here: E 861 box and paper.

And if you like oval shaped watches, click here: Three Oval Shaped Memovox.

Stay tuned for more Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox!