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I'm offering for sale a pair of 'iconic' LeCoultre watches from the late 60's.
These are rare to find individually and as a 'set' even more so.
LeCoultre 'Shark' Deep Sea Chronograph. Ref E2643. circa 1967 / 1968
Case - Stainless steel, 40mm x 15mm (without crown & pushers). Bevelled lugs and screwdown back in excellent used condition. Well defined edges indicate little or no polishing. Some scuffs and minor scratches as to be expected.
Crown & pushers - original crosshatched supercompressor' crown. Original round pushers that work smoothly.
Dial - Excellent condition 'reverse Panda' dial with Tritium plots. No visible wear on the dial. Base 1000 tachymetre perimeter ring. Permanent seconds sub dial at 9 o'clock, elapsed minutes at 3 o'clock, elapsed hours at 6 o'clock. As to be expected, the Tritium plots are 'exhausted' showing a short glow when charged.
Hands - original baton hands very clean, with Tritium inserts (again - short glow when subjected to strong light source).
Bezel - Super condition bi-directional 60 minute / 60 second bezel ring with Tritium dot. Very minor paint wear on the edges. Excellent condition for an original bezel.
Movement - Valjoux 72 manual wind movement in excellent condition. All chrono functions work, set and re-set correctly. The movement keeps excellent time and has a strong power reserve.
Strap - Black leather strap with white stitching and stainless steel tang buckle.
Overall - A rare and ready to wear investment. No service history or papers but in great cosmetic and mechanical condition (however water resistance is not guaranteed).
LeCoultre 'Barracuda' Deep Sea Master Mariner. Ref E558. circa 1967
Case - Stainless steel, 37mm x 14mm (without pushers). Cushion case and screwdown back in excellent used condition. Some scuffs and minor scratches as to be expected.
Crowns - original crosshatched 'supercompressor' crowns. Crown at 2 o'clock operates the internal b-directional elapsed time ring. Crown at 4 o'clock for manual wind and setting.
Dial - Excellent condition dial with Tritium plots. Date window at 3 o'clock. No visible wear on the dial. As to be expected, the Tritium plots are 'exhausted' showing a short glow when charged.
Hands - original baton hands with tritium inserts, signs of very slight tarnishing (again - short glow when subjected to strong light source).
Bezel - Super condition bi-directional 60 minute / 60 second internal rotating bezel ring.
Movement - LeCoultre K883 automatic movement in excellent condition. The movement winds smoothly in both as automatic and manual, it keeps excellent time and has a strong power reserve.
Strap - Black plasticised 'tropic' style strap with stainless steel tang buckle.
Overall - Another rare and ready to wear investment. No service history or papers but in great cosmetic and mechanical condition (however water resistance is not guaranteed).
These watches represent the pinnacle of LeCoultre watches in the late 60's and I'm looking to sell them as a 'pair'.
I'd like to see UK £14000 for the pair to include worldwide insured shipping.
Please email me for further info, discussion and pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for looking.