Jaeger-LeCoultre Shark Deep Sea | E2643 | steel

Ref. E2643

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This exceptionally rare, vintage, stainless steel LeCoultre Shark Diving chronograph (Ref E.2643) is from the late 1960s. It belongs to a distinct class of water-resistant chronograph wristwatches. It has its original, reverse Panda dial, which is overall, in exceptional condition. It also has its original, very rare, World Timer aluminium bezel.

Released by the French watchmaker about ten years after the Deep Sea Alarm, it was manufactured in very limited numbers and is alternatively known as the “Vogue Chronograph” in Europe. The watch is signed LeCoultre, rather than Jaeger-LeCoultre, as it was produced for the American market. Interestingly, the watch came with either a GMT, Diving or this much less common, World Timer bezel.

This LeCoultre Shark Diving chronograph has a black, matt dial and features, recessed registers, with an outer, Base 1000 tachymeter scale. The hour markers are printed, with creamy, aged tritium lume applied above. The dial exhibits a three-register chronograph arrangement, with the three o’clock sub-dial showing a thirty-minute counter, the nine o’clock sub-dial showing a running seconds and the six o’clock subsidiary showing the hour-recorder. It features a white LeCoultre logo, ‘T Swiss T’ is referenced on the dial at six o'clock.

Sized in a proportionate and contemporary 40 mm case, the watch features straight, bevelled lugs. The case is thick and does not suffer from over polishing. This can be seen through the visibility of the bevels in the lugs. The screw-down case-back features 'STAINLESS STEEL' sharply engraved on the outside. The black, aluminium rotating bezel with a twenty-four time-zone graduations.

The Shark is powered by a Valjoux 72 movement, a tried and tested column wheel chronograph calibre, famed for its reliability, and shared by many of the era’s most iconic timepieces, such as the Rolex Daytona and Heuer Autavia.

This LeCoultre Shark comes on a brown, suede leather strap and has a generic steel, tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London.
Brand: LeCoultre
Model: Deep Sea Shark Ref. E2643
Movement: mechanical Cal. Valjoux 72
Functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: unrestored dial, blue steel hands, worldtimer bezel
Case: 40 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: brown suede leather two-piece strap
Year: late 1960s
Box & papers: N/A

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