RGM model 110-A automatic alarm watch

RGM, American brand based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, first introduced its alarm watch in the late 1990s, but the Swiss movement that they used then went out of production. Recently they were able to obtain some of these calibres, the La Joux-Perret 5900 automatic, and so the Model 110-A Alarm watch has been brought back into…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition, photo Johann Sauty

Top 5 alarm watches

The alarm could possibly be the oldest watch complication. Some of the earliest clocks used in monasteries didn’t have hands at all, but just a striking mechanism to mark the time for prayers. Today, it is one of the loneliest watch categories. If you’re interested in an alarm watch, you have a limited choice. The…

Tudor Heritage Advisor Cognac

Tudor Heritage Advisor Cognac

New for 2016 is the colour, a sort of reddish brown described as cognac. The Tudor Heritage Advisor Cognac is a version of Tudor’s alarm watch introduced in 1957: today the case, in titanium and steel with differentiated polished and satin finish, is 42 mm in diameter, as compared with the 34 mm of the…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition, photo Johann Sauty

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition

There aren’t many brands making alarm watches. In addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, there are the Vulcain Cricket and Tudor Advisor. The pioneer was Vulcain, which launched the Cricket in 1947, and the Memovox arrived in 1951. In 1956, Jaeger-LeCoultre gave Memovox an automatic movement, Calibre 815, making it the first automatic alarm watch. This…

Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Cricket

The alarm could possibly be the oldest watch complication. Some of the earliest clocks didn’t have hands at all, but just a striking mechanism to mark the time of services. Vulcain’s Cricket watch with alarm function first appeared in 1947, and it has remained the brand’s most iconic model. This year, Vulcain has introduced a…