Birthdays, Chris, FASHION, Uncategorized JAEGER LECOULTRE MASTER MEMOVOX INTERNATIONAL WATCH 30 March 2011

Chris’ 30th birthday present was actually three-fold:

1) Hunter – he wanted a baby by 30. He got one 😛
2) Family keychain – a little memento of the 3 of us for him to carry around in his pocket
3) Watch

The 3rd present (watch) was almost as painful as the 1st one 😉 I could’ve spent the same money on a car, or on 2 (!) Hermes birkin bags, but nooooo… got a watch instead! LOL. After much deliberation and shopping around together many months ago when I was still pregnant, we decided on the limited edition Jaeger LeCoultre Master Memovox International.



750 were made and his is number #24. We particularly liked it because of the sleek black alligator leather band and shiny watch face. The central disc has names and timezones of 24 cities, which we thought is a nice touch because he’ll always know what time it is for Hunter and myself when he’s travelling on business. And frankly, it was the only watch that I thought was drop-dead SEXY.

It was THE most expensive thing I have ever purchased in my life. To be honest, I never knew how $$ watches could be?! Even if I combined ALL my bags and shoes, it doesn’t even make up the value of the watch.. cripes. But I justified it because Chris never buys anything from himself, yet always encourages me to spend money on myself every time I want something. I reckon he fully deserves it and it was well worth it, Plus, a watch can last a lifetime.

What makes this particularly special for us is that we’re going to engrave it with “BURGESS, 2011”… because 2011 is the year Chris turned 30, AND the same year Hunter was born. So the watch will be passed down to Hunter when he’s older. I think it’s a nice touch and makes the gift even more meaningful 🙂


Inside the watch boutique

A pregnant me, about to bite the bullet and buy the watch!

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Memovox International


104 Comments

  • kayeby posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

    That is indeed a sexy watch – what a fantastic idea, to pass it to Hunter as an heirloom. Though then it becomes somewhat tempting to try for a little girl so you can justify something equally fabulous for yourself! 😉

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    • crackerchris posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Keep an eye out for a post around Nov 1st (day after Bev’s b’day).

      Reply
      • kayeby posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

        How intriguingly UNcryptic! =D

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      • babyflite posted on March 31, 2011 at 3:48 am

        Hmmm knowing Bev, I think I might have an idea what that will be. Btw, she didn’t look too excited at paying for the the watch in the photo. :p

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        • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:33 am

          I think I was in a state of shock there 😉

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      It’s how we justified getting the watch.. hehe!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Awesome gift! And a meaningful one 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Yeah i reckon it will be really memorable for his 30th.. 🙂

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    It’s beautiful!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks sweetie, I really think so too.. and I’m not even into watches! 😛

      Reply
  • fuchsiacow posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    It is such a lovely pressie. and definitely something to tell Hunter about when he gets it in the future.

    a plus point: some watches appreciate in value. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Oh really?? I never knew that! We wont resell tho since we wanna pass on to Hunter 🙂

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  • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    haha he should’ve waited for you to get it for him! I agree though that it’s nice for our guys to have something REALLY nice, considering they don’t spend a lot normally 🙂

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  • claypot posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Heh heh you looked uncertain there Bev. 😛 But what a fantastic present! Love the idea of handing it down to Hunter.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:35 am

      Hahah I do! Was a bit stunned there 😉 But it’s worth it cos Hunter gets to use it too later 🙂

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on March 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wow!! Awesome gift!! Little hunter doesn’t look too excited to inherit daddy’s gift yet!! 😉 he’s such a cutie!! 😉

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

      LOL! He does stare at the watch though, cos it’s black/white which attracts him 😛

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Very nice indeed Bev! I hoping to get Lam’s dream watch this year too 😀

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:28 am

      Oooo which watch is that? Both our guys should watch-chat together lol

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      • j0s1e267 posted on March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        The stainless steel Rolex Daytona!

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        • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:49 am

          Ooo nice, imagine his face when he sees it, heh!

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  • kayeby posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

    That is indeed a sexy watch – what a fantastic idea, to pass it to Hunter as an heirloom. Though then it becomes somewhat tempting to try for a little girl so you can justify something equally fabulous for yourself! 😉

    Reply
    • crackerchris posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Keep an eye out for a post around Nov 1st (day after Bev’s b’day).

      Reply
      • kayeby posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

        How intriguingly UNcryptic! =D

        Reply
      • babyflite posted on March 31, 2011 at 3:48 am

        Hmmm knowing Bev, I think I might have an idea what that will be. Btw, she didn’t look too excited at paying for the the watch in the photo. :p

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        • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:33 am

          I think I was in a state of shock there 😉

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      It’s how we justified getting the watch.. hehe!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Awesome gift! And a meaningful one 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Yeah i reckon it will be really memorable for his 30th.. 🙂

      Reply
  • anaeka posted on March 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely present. The hubby got himself a JLC as well at a critical turning point. Drop dead gorgeous watches.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

      Great minds think alike! I think they make a great memento for a major event in your life 🙂

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    It’s beautiful!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks sweetie, I really think so too.. and I’m not even into watches! 😛

      Reply
  • carorules posted on March 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Such a great gift, but ouchie on the price I’m sure!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:32 am

      It really hurt but I still think it’s worth it because Chris NEVER buys stuff from himself and he really deserved it 🙂

      Reply
  • fuchsiacow posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    It is such a lovely pressie. and definitely something to tell Hunter about when he gets it in the future.

    a plus point: some watches appreciate in value. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Oh really?? I never knew that! We wont resell tho since we wanna pass on to Hunter 🙂

      Reply
  • babyrussell posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous!! And, good on ya for getting it for Chris – instead of the two Birkins heh.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Haha it was a hard decision. Nah, just kidding, I love the fact that Chris has a really nice watch!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    From jaidjo

    Take a look at this
    http://www.jcengraver.com/
    I believe he’s an authorized JLC engraver. Beautiful watch.
    Watches are the only objects my husband and I can agree on the value of (he doesn’t think too highly of diamonds and I’m not a fan of cars… But watches…ooh lala)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

      Re: From jaidjo

      Nice, thank you for the link! I wish they had a physical store in Shanghai or Singapore though so we can do it in person..

      Reply
  • apronandheels posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What a beautiful gift. I love presents which are full of sentiment!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

      I agree! It’s something that we’ll always remember for sure..

      Reply
  • beverly posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    haha he should’ve waited for you to get it for him! I agree though that it’s nice for our guys to have something REALLY nice, considering they don’t spend a lot normally 🙂

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  • claypot posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Heh heh you looked uncertain there Bev. 😛 But what a fantastic present! Love the idea of handing it down to Hunter.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:35 am

      Hahah I do! Was a bit stunned there 😉 But it’s worth it cos Hunter gets to use it too later 🙂

      Reply
  • jzlyn posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Lovely watch!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:03 am

      I;m glad we found it.. worth every cent imho! 🙂

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on March 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wow!! Awesome gift!! Little hunter doesn’t look too excited to inherit daddy’s gift yet!! 😉 he’s such a cutie!! 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

      LOL! He does stare at the watch though, cos it’s black/white which attracts him 😛

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Very nice indeed Bev! I hoping to get Lam’s dream watch this year too 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:28 am

      Oooo which watch is that? Both our guys should watch-chat together lol

      Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        The stainless steel Rolex Daytona!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:49 am

          Ooo nice, imagine his face when he sees it, heh!

          Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Good watches are made to last forever! I also received a very valuable watch from my parents as my wedding gift, and I am going to pass it down to my daughter in the future. 🙂 Just like Patek Philippe’s slogan: ‘You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Oh man i LOVE that quote!
      And that was so nice of your parents.. it will be a wonderful heirloom to pass to your daughter 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:38 am

    So funny how Chris wanted to be a dad by 30. My hubby wanted to get married before 30 and he did too – just in time. haha. Superb birthday idea to buy Chris a watch!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Hehe guess both our guys managed to hit their goals!!

      Reply
  • anaeka posted on March 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely present. The hubby got himself a JLC as well at a critical turning point. Drop dead gorgeous watches.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

      Great minds think alike! I think they make a great memento for a major event in your life 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 31, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I love the idea of giving the watch to Hunter.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:10 am

      It helps justify it since at least 2 generations can enjoy the watch 😉

      Reply
  • carorules posted on March 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Such a great gift, but ouchie on the price I’m sure!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:32 am

      It really hurt but I still think it’s worth it because Chris NEVER buys stuff from himself and he really deserved it 🙂

      Reply
  • ickleoriental posted on March 31, 2011 at 1:48 am

    they keychain is not in view for the last shot!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:10 am

      Oh man good point.. I didn’t even think about it, lol

      Reply
  • debbstar posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

    hahahaha i know how it feels!
    my husband’s already got watches that he’s going to pass down to our kids.

    it’s an expensive heirloom, man! but totally will be worth more money next time.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:12 am

      Ooo nice, sounds like he’s a watch person too! I think him and Chris will get along 😛

      Reply
      • debbstar posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        yeah, you have no idea how much time i’ve spent in watch stores!!

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  • babyrussell posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous!! And, good on ya for getting it for Chris – instead of the two Birkins heh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Haha it was a hard decision. Nah, just kidding, I love the fact that Chris has a really nice watch!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    From jaidjo

    Take a look at this
    http://www.jcengraver.com/
    I believe he’s an authorized JLC engraver. Beautiful watch.
    Watches are the only objects my husband and I can agree on the value of (he doesn’t think too highly of diamonds and I’m not a fan of cars… But watches…ooh lala)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

      Re: From jaidjo

      Nice, thank you for the link! I wish they had a physical store in Shanghai or Singapore though so we can do it in person..

      Reply
  • apronandheels posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What a beautiful gift. I love presents which are full of sentiment!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

      I agree! It’s something that we’ll always remember for sure..

      Reply
  • jzlyn posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Lovely watch!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:03 am

      I;m glad we found it.. worth every cent imho! 🙂

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Good watches are made to last forever! I also received a very valuable watch from my parents as my wedding gift, and I am going to pass it down to my daughter in the future. 🙂 Just like Patek Philippe’s slogan: ‘You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Oh man i LOVE that quote!
      And that was so nice of your parents.. it will be a wonderful heirloom to pass to your daughter 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:38 am

    So funny how Chris wanted to be a dad by 30. My hubby wanted to get married before 30 and he did too – just in time. haha. Superb birthday idea to buy Chris a watch!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Hehe guess both our guys managed to hit their goals!!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 31, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I love the idea of giving the watch to Hunter.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:10 am

      It helps justify it since at least 2 generations can enjoy the watch 😉

      Reply
  • ickleoriental posted on March 31, 2011 at 1:48 am

    they keychain is not in view for the last shot!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:10 am

      Oh man good point.. I didn’t even think about it, lol

      Reply
  • debbstar posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

    hahahaha i know how it feels!
    my husband’s already got watches that he’s going to pass down to our kids.

    it’s an expensive heirloom, man! but totally will be worth more money next time.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:12 am

      Ooo nice, sounds like he’s a watch person too! I think him and Chris will get along 😛

      Reply
      • debbstar posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        yeah, you have no idea how much time i’ve spent in watch stores!!

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    yay for a fab pressie for the man & love of your life, hunz!

    does chris wear it everyday or is it like a special occasion kinda watch?

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    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:50 am

      I think it will be an every day watch (ie. in the office and to dinners etc).. but for casual wear he’ll use his Tag!

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  • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    yay for a fab pressie for the man & love of your life, hunz!

    does chris wear it everyday or is it like a special occasion kinda watch?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:50 am

      I think it will be an every day watch (ie. in the office and to dinners etc).. but for casual wear he’ll use his Tag!

      Reply
  • elineck posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    great watch!

    Tell us the truth. You sold all your bags and shoes to buy the watch right ? :p

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    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Re: great watch!

      Hahah nothing doing! 😉

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on April 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    oOo nice watch! I’ve seen one of them before and damn they are expensive! but totally worth all the occasion it was bought for 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      I dont understand how watches can be so freakin’ $$ sometimes! Then again, guys also don’t understand why some handbags cost the amount they do 😉

      Reply
  • elineck posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    great watch!

    Tell us the truth. You sold all your bags and shoes to buy the watch right ? :p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Re: great watch!

      Hahah nothing doing! 😉

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on April 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    oOo nice watch! I’ve seen one of them before and damn they are expensive! but totally worth all the occasion it was bought for 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      I dont understand how watches can be so freakin’ $$ sometimes! Then again, guys also don’t understand why some handbags cost the amount they do 😉

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on April 4, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Awesome gift for your Hubby! Absolutely sweet and thoughtful of you.

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    • beverly posted on April 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Thanks hon 🙂 I think it looks lovely on him!

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on April 4, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Awesome gift for your Hubby! Absolutely sweet and thoughtful of you.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Thanks hon 🙂 I think it looks lovely on him!

      Reply

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