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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: E2643
    Movement No: 2’563’872
    Case No: 300’014
    Model Name: Shark Deep Sea
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre fitted presentation box, hang tags, sales tags, two additional bezels and outer packaging. Further delivered with Jaeger-LeCoultre Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1969.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dating back to the late 1960s, Jaeger LeCoultre introduced a versatile and unusual diving chronograph, reference E2643. The model has a duo identity, the “Shark Deep Sea” for the U.S market, and the “Vogue Chronograph” for the European. Manufactured in very limited numbers, the reference came with a selection of three black aluminium bezels—the world time, the 60-minute counter, and the telemeter bezel—perfect for jetsetters.

    The present example was produced for the American market distinguished by the LeCoultre sign rather than Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Shark is powered by one of the most celebrated and finest movements of all time, the valjoux 72, the very same calibre housed in iconic manual wind chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona, Heuer Autavia and Breitling Navitimer.

    Delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming its production in 1969 and enhanced by its original presentation box and accessories, the present example is remarkably well-preserved and boost great legibility and functionality. Attractive with vintage appeal, this is an exceptional and rare timepieces for the aficionado.

  • Artist Biography

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Swiss • 1833

    Not all companies in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger LeCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker." Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named LeCoutre, the firm provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements with which they completed their watches.

    In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out LeCoultre's help in creating the world's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the creation of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The duo decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know and adore it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.

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Ref. E2643
A very rare and attractive stainless steel diver’s chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale, rotating world time bezel, additional telemeter and 60 minute bezels and presentation box

1969
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$62,500 - 94,000 
€6,700-10,100
$8,000-12,100

Sold for HK$378,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021