The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox International was introduced at SIHH 2010, in January. It’s based on the Memovox Wortimer, which was introduced in 1958. Jaeger-LeCoultre also introduced a new version of the original Memovox, which I actually prefer because its a more simple dial. Originally, the Memovox was powered by caliber 489, then 916, and now both models are powered by the new JLC in-house caliber 956.
An updated automatic movement, caliber 956, features improvements over the original, such as a variable-inertia balance, fast-date setting, and ceramic ball bearings. The Memovox International, like the watch it replaces, features an alarm disc with 24 cities listed. This allows you to not only set an audible alarm to go off, using the crown at 2 o’clock, it also allows you to read the time in any of the 24 time zones.
The movement beats at 4Hz and has a 45-hour power reserve. On the dial are hours, minutes, seconds, date, as well as the central alarm function that features a disc with 24 cities representing the standard time zones of the world.
A sleek 40 mm polished 18K pink gold case (Ref. 1412471 – limited to 250) houses the watch and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox International is also available in stainless steel (Ref. 1418471 – limited to 750).