steel, bumper automatic, plastic glass, alarm, leather strap, original buckle, ca 1960.
Caliber 815, Serial nr 1.377.999, Reference nr E 857, Case nr 793.714
Dial and hands (6/10) Hands not original
Case (6/10) Damaged bezel, new crowns/tubes
Buckle (Original, not contemporary)
Overall Opinion (8/10)
Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Property of the Family of the Original Owner.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm is without a doubt one of the most collectable sports watch ever produced by the manufacture. Only produced during 3 years from 1959 to 1962 in 1061 pieces (even less than the later Polaris made in 1714 examples). It was marketed as not only the first diving wristwatch by Jaeger-LeCoultre but also as the first diving watch with mechanical alarm. Seen here in its European edition (it was also produced as a American edition featuring a different dial configuration).