This is certainly what the ’60s and ’70s was all about, badass dive watches. With diving, a huge trend of the era naturally came a plethora of dive watches. From faux-dive watches such as the cheaper skin divers all the way to the hardcore Rolex Deep Sea, both the aesthetic and lifestyle of diving and sports, in general, was immensely popular.
This LeCoultre Shark just may be one of the coolest of the era. With a muscular 40mm stainless steel case with blocky beveled lugs, it features an aluminum bezel and a black reverse panda dial. As this example is signed LeCoultre, it was intended for the American market. While it was known as the Shark DeepSea in the US, it was called the JLC ‘Vogue’ over in Europe. Regardless, however way you look at it, it is just downright good looking.
Furthermore, the E2643 was made in extremely limited numbers with only a handful of examples showing up every year. While there are other dive watches of the era that may look similar, the E2643 trumps them all through rarity and the overall desirability of having LeCoultre on the dial.