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Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop Ref. E877

Discover the 1972 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E 877 “Snowdrop”—an iconic piece of horological history and the last of the 8 Memovox models introduced between 1970 and 1972. This rare model, one of only 2,000 produced, features a striking black dial with a dark grey outer ring, dual crowns, and a unique top-loading one-piece case. The Memovox collection, famed since the 1950s, epitomizes Jaeger-LeCoultre’s timeless elegance and innovation.

The Snowdrop’s large 42.5mm circular design, absent of lugs, ensures a comfortable fit that hugs the wrist nicely. Its rarity, combined with the sophisticated design and advanced movement, makes it a highly sought-after collector’s piece. The upper crown adjusts and winds the alarm, while the bottom crown sets the time and date. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this exceptional timepiece, a true testament to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legacy and craftsmanship. Secure this rare Memovox today.

€ 8.600

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Details
Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre
Diameter 43 mm
Model Snowdrop
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference E877
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1972
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Mineral
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Movement Automatic
Backstory

Jaeger-LeCoultre, also known as the watchmaker’s watchmaker. The understated brand for those in the know. Perhaps a little under-the-radar as compared to Rolex and Omega, but one of the most admired houses for pure watchmaking prowess and craftsmanship.

JLC is one of the older watchmakers, founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre in Le Sentier, Switzerland. In 1866, Antoine and his son Elie expanded into a full manufacture, named LeCoultre & Cie. The father/son duo was rather productive, employing over 500 people by 1870. By 1903, the house had developed over 350 different calibers and would become the movement provider for Patek Philippe.

From 1903 onwards, watchmaker Edmond Jaeger would cooperate with LeCoultre on different projects. A collaboration that would lead to an official rebranding in 1937: Jaeger-LeCoultre was born.

Due to protectionist laws in the US, JLC watches for the American market would be cased locally in American-made cases from 1932-1985. These were slightly different from the European-made watches and they were labeled LeCoultre. A JLC watch from this era with sole LeCoultre labeling can therefore easily be traced back to the US market. This is a work-around you will spot in other brands too. The Blancpain-Tornek rebranding is a great example.

The most famous Jaeger-LeCoultre line is of course the Reverso. Arguably the world’s first sports watch. Other important models include the alarm-wristwatch Memovox, the shock and magnetism resistant Geophysic and the famous Atmos clock, first introduced by Reutter in 1928.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is also famous for its complications and grand complications. On the other end of the spectrum, you will find military watches such as the WWII-era Dirty Dozen.

JLC is one of those houses with amazing history and significance. Whether it is the haute-horlogerie of grand complications with cloisonné enamel dials that tickle your fancy, or the robust utilitarianism of a Polaris diver. Whether you fall for the classic Reverso or a unique vintage dress watch, there is likely something for you in the brand’s rich history. Whichever you pick, you will surely get an approving nod of even the most hardcore of watch geeks.

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model

Reference

E877

Year of production (circa)

1972

Material

Steel

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

43 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only