Last year I was contacted by Jaeger-LeCoultre and asked if I could have a meeting with one of their Official Ambassador due to my interest and knowledge in their brand and their history.
Official Ambassador of the brand, actor, red carpet…
That’s very-very far from my normal life and reality but always good to meet a friend of the brand.
So, one day last autumn we meet for a drink which got extended to dinner and a great evening with very pleasant and interesting talk about watches in general and JLC watches in particular!
Imagine my surprise when this gentleman pulls out a LeCoultre E 2644 Chronograph!
This is a watch you don’t see every day! Quite a rare bird from the late 1960s and was not produced in any big volumes.
The blue “fume” dial and polished hour markers in combination of the smallish sub-dials gives this chronograph a very different look from what we are used to see on Jaeger-LeCoultre watches or as in this case LeCoultre, a watch.
The 35mm case has very interesting step bezel and quite sharp and tilted lugs.
The water proof case has a screw down case back, hence the E in the reference, E = Étanche (French for waterproof).
Inside is the manual Calibre Valjoux 72 (Jaeger-LeCoultre did not have any inhouse chronograph movement at this point of time).
Since our meeting we kept in touch and hopefully, I will meet this gentleman soon again to discuss watches further.
I like to send a big thank you to this Official Ambassador for showing me this watch!