Lecoultre Master Mariner



Iconeek is proud to introduce here a superb and rare LeCoultre, made for the US market, the Barracuda. According to scholars, the model was produced from 1967 to 1974 in a very short production run of only 1532 pieces.

Under Ref. E558, The model is a professional diving’s wristwatch, waterproof to 400ft, with inside turning bezel for decompression time. The model is cased in stainless steel and comes with a calendar, with instantaneous date change,  and a direct center second. Inside ticks a caliber 883, mechanical, self-winding, rhodium-plated, with 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, shock absorbers, beating at 19’800 vibrations/h, antimagnetic, with direct center second. Under the organic glass, the matte black dial is set with painted tritium hour-markers, luminous steel Baton hands, an aperture for the rimmed date at 3, a sweep center second. The dial is signed « LeCoultre Automatic » on top and « T swiss T » at his bottom.

Thanks to its patented Super Compressor system case, the model was water-resistant to 120 m (400 ft). The inner rotating bezel is bearing the decompression time, an useful fonction for divers. The model has a two-body construction: a large stainless steel polished and brushed tonneau-shaped case with two hatched crown, one at 2 for decompression ring, one at 4 to set time, a screwed case back and brushed lapidated bezel. The case back is engraved inside “Super Compressor – Brevet – 317537 – 337462 – LeCoultre Co – Swiss – LeCoultre & Co, Acier Inoxydable – E 558, 5-70. » and is engraved with the diver-helmet logo. The size between the lugs is 20 mm. The present watch comes with a brown leather strap.

The same model, signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, for the European market (Patrimoine Jaeger-LeCoultre, inv 352) is described and illustrated in One, Yearbook 2008, by JLC, pages 70 & 71.

Super Compressor, Super Collector !

Condition: 9.5/10, in almost new old stock condition, a great addition to any diver’s collection!

Brand: LeCoultre

Model: Master Mariner, Deep Sea, Automatic

Year: 1970

Reference: E558

Material: stainless steel

Movement no: 2051505

Case no.: 1264357

Dial: matte black, luminous hands

Movement: cal. K883, rhodium-plated, shock-absorbers, monometallic 3-arm balance

Bracelet: leather strap

Functions: self-winding, date, sweep center second

Water-resistant: at the time, 120m. (400ft)

Dimensions:  36 x 37 mm, thickness 13.55 mm.

Accessories: –

Ref. ICO: 99-19-002