Hong Kong, May 28, 2022

LOT 207

Ref. E 558, self-winding, diver’s, date, black dial, Super-Compressor patented case; “Deep Sea” “Master Mariner”, so-called “Barracuda”; stainless steel

HKD 56,000 - 72,000

EUR 6,700 - 8,600 / CHF 7,000 - 9,000 / USD 7,100 - 9,100

Sold: HKD 75,000

Stainless steel, self-winding, vertical “tonneau”-shaped, diver’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, 60-minute graduated bidirectional revolving black inclined inner bezel for the decompression times (setting by the crown at 2 o’clock), black colour dial with luminescent radial indexes, centre-seconds and one horological complication:
· Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Model “Deep Sea” “Master Mariner”, so-called “Barracuda”

Reference E 558

Year circa 1970

Movement No. 2 051 379 (signed LeCoultre)

Case No. unnumbered (signed LeCoultre with “Super-Compressor” patents)

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp

Length 200 mm. (approx.)

Caliber K 883

Height 39.9 mm.

Width 36.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives, copies of the invention patents


The Extract from the Archives, dated September 21, 2021, mentioned that this watch was manufactured in 1970.


Case based on the Swiss invention patent No. 317 537, delivered on November 30, 1956 (application filed on November 22, 1954), to Ervin Piquerez, Bassecourt (Bernese Jura), for a “Boîte de montre étanche” (Water-resistant watch-case).

Case based on the Swiss invention additional patent No. 337 462 (subordinate to the main patent No. 321 578), delivered on March 31, 1959 (application filed on August 13, 1956), to Ervin Piquerez, Bassecourt (Bernese Jura), for a “Montre munie d’un organe de commande du mécanisme intérieur” (Watch fitted with a control device for the inner mechanism).