Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm

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SKU AS02984
SKU AS02984

Why We Love it

Why We Love it

Yes, Vulcain was the first Manufacture to produce a wrist alarm in 1947: The Cricket.  But for the Memovox, Jaeger-LeCoultre's first alarm wristwatch, they developed a different alarm mechanism than Vulcain had used with its revolutionary Cricket: a hammer that strikes against a post that is directly welded to the case back. This was unlike the Cricket, which uses a resonant dual case back design. In so doing, JLC set itself apart, and created one of the most iconic models of post-war watchmaking.

The original Deep Sea Alarm - one of two Memovox models Jaeger-LeCoultre produced for use while diving (the other being Polaris) was rare, with only about 950 pieces being produced in its two year run. 

Existing examples that find their way on the vintage marketplace often suffer from signs of wear, particularly in the bezels. Many a collector dreams of finding one in excellent condition (if you happen to have a LOT of luck at a Goodwill, maybe), but those examples are few and far between - and are starting to get really expensive.

This example, a Tribute To Deep Sea Alarm, was produced about ten years ago in limited quantities, and perfectly couples vintage looks and a high grade in-house automatic movement (the Caliber 956). The Tribute to Deep Sea is a no-brainer for the lover of vintage-inspired modern pieces.

This particular example, one of only 359 produced for the US market, comes complete with its complete kit --including original sales receipt and spare bracelet --and is in excellent condition throughout. Unlike the original, this is a rough and ready timepiece fully ready for anything you can throw at it.

And man, just wait until you hear that alarm go off!

The Story

Much to the (pleasant) surprise of vintage watch aficionados, JLC re-released the Deep Sea Alarm in 2011. Though the proportions of the Tribute to Deep Sea might be slightly larger than the original (40.5mm in the Tribute versus 39 in the original), otherwise JLC clung closely to the look and feel of the original.

Like the original Deep Sea Alarm, the Tribute was released for the European and American markets, with the same differences in dial as the original. While 959 examples were released in the European market, only 359 were made for the American market, differentiated by its characteristic font and "tuxedo" styling.

 

 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm

Why We Love it

Why We Love it

Yes, Vulcain was the first Manufacture to produce a wrist alarm in 1947: The Cricket.  But for the Memovox, Jaeger-LeCoultre's first alarm wristwatch, they developed a different alarm mechanism than Vulcain had used with its revolutionary Cricket: a hammer that strikes against a post that is directly welded to the case back. This was unlike the Cricket, which uses a resonant dual case back design. In so doing, JLC set itself apart, and created one of the most iconic models of post-war watchmaking.

The original Deep Sea Alarm - one of two Memovox models Jaeger-LeCoultre produced for use while diving (the other being Polaris) was rare, with only about 950 pieces being produced in its two year run. 

Existing examples that find their way on the vintage marketplace often suffer from signs of wear, particularly in the bezels. Many a collector dreams of finding one in excellent condition (if you happen to have a LOT of luck at a Goodwill, maybe), but those examples are few and far between - and are starting to get really expensive.

This example, a Tribute To Deep Sea Alarm, was produced about ten years ago in limited quantities, and perfectly couples vintage looks and a high grade in-house automatic movement (the Caliber 956). The Tribute to Deep Sea is a no-brainer for the lover of vintage-inspired modern pieces.

This particular example, one of only 359 produced for the US market, comes complete with its complete kit --including original sales receipt and spare bracelet --and is in excellent condition throughout. Unlike the original, this is a rough and ready timepiece fully ready for anything you can throw at it.

And man, just wait until you hear that alarm go off!

The Story

Much to the (pleasant) surprise of vintage watch aficionados, JLC re-released the Deep Sea Alarm in 2011. Though the proportions of the Tribute to Deep Sea might be slightly larger than the original (40.5mm in the Tribute versus 39 in the original), otherwise JLC clung closely to the look and feel of the original.

Like the original Deep Sea Alarm, the Tribute was released for the European and American markets, with the same differences in dial as the original. While 959 examples were released in the European market, only 359 were made for the American market, differentiated by its characteristic font and "tuxedo" styling.

 

 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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