Jaeger LeCoultre 146.8.97/1 Master Compressor Memovox SS / Leather (24846)
24846 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor 146.8.97/1 Memovox, 146 8 97 1, 1468971, stainless steel on a strap with a stainless steel deployant buckle, automatic, alarm function, date, bi-directional rotating disc on dial, centered sweep second hand, black dial with luminous hands and hour indicators, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 100 meters, size: 41.5mm, thickness 15.5mm, Like New with Box and Papers, dated July 2004.$5,350
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More about Jaeger LeCoultre Reference No. 146.8.97/1
This is a stainless steel Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox, 146.8.97/1. It has an alligator leather strap with a stainless steel double folding deployment buckle. It has a polished 41.5mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and a bi-directional rotating dive-time ring inside the bezel (underneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal) operated by the crown at 10 o'clock. The solid case back has the engraved master compressor globe. The crown at the two o'clock position is the compressor key that operates the alarm function, and the time-setting and winding crown is at 4. It has a central sweep second hand with a red arrow tip, and luminous steel alpha hands. The dial is black with luminous white Arabic numeral hour markers at 12, 6, and 9, as well as dart indices. The alarm arc is between 7:30 and 12:30. It's water resistant to 100 meters/300 feet, and the 15.2mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.
This Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox, 146.8.97/1 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Jaeger LeCoultre caliber 918 movement that's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes decoration. It's constructed with 22 jewels, and a shock absorber mechanism. It has a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance that's adjusted to 6 positions. It includes a self-compensating flat balance spring, and a hacking seconds mechanism.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox, 146.8.97/1 was introduced in 2002; it was a new design based on their Memovox Polaris of 1965. It's been certified as a 1000-hour watch, put through the rigorous tests before leaving the workshop.