Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. E557 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1968
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch
This super smart Jaeger-LeCoultre has a satin finished dial with a chamfered outer edge for the minutes/seconds. The bright satin finished dial is in great condition and has unusual tapered hour indexes at 6 and 9 o’clock, a theme continued by the tapering sword-shaped hands and the asymmetric date aperture. Cased in stainless steel, the watch has a robust design with relatively broad lugs and a screw-down case back. The model incorporates LeCoultre’s calibre Z883 which is automatically wound and has provision for semi-quick date change; whilst the date will change each day at midnight, it can be manually advanced by moving the hands backwards and forwards between 9pm and midnight.
[M] Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre Z883 with decoratively damascened movement plate and rotor, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied indexes with satin finished surfaces and contrasting polished chamfered tips and central reserve, polished faceted tapered hands, centre seconds, tapered framed aperture for date, outer track calibrated for minutes/seconds [C] stainless steel case, flat bezel with chamfered edge, the lugs with faceted sides, screw-down case back, Jaeger-LeCoultre crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12.5mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.