Hands-on with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 – Photos, Specs and Price

Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the first Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 five years prior, during the SIHH 2010. Not long after this year’s SIHH ( Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie ) they presented a marginally overhauled form with blue clues. It is as yet quite possibly the most specialized games chronographs available and it leaves a large number of the ‘design’ sports chronographs a long ways behind, with regards to strength, usefulness and down to earth ...

Hands-on with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 – Photos, Specs and Price

Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the first Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 five years prior, during the SIHH 2010. Not long after this year’s SIHH ( Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie ) they presented a marginally overhauled form with blue clues. It is as yet quite possibly the most specialized games chronographs available and it leaves a large number of the ‘design’ sports chronographs a long ways behind, with regards to strength, usefulness and down to earth use. Today we go active with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2, a legitimate games chronograph.

What do you anticipate from a chronograph? That it estimates slipped by time? Let’s pose the comparative inquiry for plunge watches? Do you anticipate that it should don a bounty of specialized highlights, or will you settle for a uni-directional turning bezel and the right profundity rating of say 300 meters? With regards to plunge watches it appears to be that there’s a great deal more available than simply the 300m profundity rating and a uni-directional turning bezel. Think about a helium get away from valve (when was the last time you truly required that?), different shades of Super LumiNova for improved time perusing at extraordinary profundities (or flaunting in the games club), chronograph works that can be begun, paused and reset at a few hundred meters beneath the surface and that’s just the beginning. So with regards to plunge watches, there truly is a wealth of specialized highlights, while by far most of chronographs does no more or no less that estimating slipped by time. All things considered, Jaeger-LeCoultre asks to differ.

When JLC presented the Extreme LAB it was a grandstand of specialized ability, as it would not need any oil over its lifetime. Also, there’s substantially more than “just” that open-worked development that doesn’t need greasing up oils. Let’s examine a couple of its novel capacities and highlights, as the crown-coordinated capacity selector (which handles easily), a licensed advanced counter to demonstrate the chronograph hopping minutes, a manual stop seconds gadget, a spiral force hold sign and a GMT work empowering initially readings, and more.

Capacity selector

Integrated into the crown is a selector that permits you to switch between a few capacities. It serves to change capacities without pulling out the crown. Not an altogether novel thought – Grönefeld and Richard Mille likewise use something the same – anyway it’s ideal for this games watch. The crown-push framework takes out the need to pull the crown and possibly compromise the water opposition of the watch. When a particular capacity is chosen the changes can be made by turning the crown.

  • 1st position – the crown can be utilized to wind the origin barrels
  • 2nd position – changing the subsequent time region as well as the date
  • 3rd position – changing the primary time zone

One extra push brings the framework back to its underlying position.

Chronograph pusher construction

The conventional chronograph pushers are covered and secured by two L-formed metal switches that rotate around the crown. These switches give a bigger contact region and simultaneously, they fill in as a crown protector. The upper surface of the pushpiece is covered with elastic notches to guarantee a non-slip grasp. Simply what comes in helpful for a legitimate games watch!

Stop seconds device

When changing the fundamental time region, the recycled keeps running, all together not to impair the exactness of the watch. Anyway most watches have an alleged hacking framework, or hack-seconds; a component that stops the recycled while changing the time. This permits to consummately synchronize your watch with a “time signal” or with the time on your advanced mobile phone or PC. For this reason Jaeger-LeCoultre thought of an answer: you can operate the slide situated on the left half of the case, and all the while squeezing and sliding it, to stop the seconds hand. When the slide is delivered, the recycled will keep running once more. This two-activity taking care of – sliding and squeezing – serves to evade any inadvertent weakening of the watch’ precision.

Dual time zone

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 makes some subsequent memories zone pointer, or GMT work. This marker is intended to show the home time, and does as such by a second focal hour hand and an additional 24-hour hand at 6 o’clock.

Digital chronograph minutes counter

How regularly do you really utilize your chronograph? A great many people who own one barely do, despite the fact that it’s consistently enjoyable to time cooking the spaghetti, hanging tight for the traffic signal to go to green, or how long your significant other can remain on the telephone with her mother. What ‘annoys’ me most about chronographs, is that it is really difficult to peruse the slipped by time. There’s one little sub dial that demonstrates the passed minutes and I think that its hard to understand it. Perhaps it’s my age, as well as a requirement for understanding glasses? Anyway with this JLC Extreme LAB 2, at that point no concerns, since perusing the passed minutes is exceptionally simple. You’ll have the option to see the passed minutes at-a-look, and the large twofold digit minute counter is arranged at 12 o’clock.



The moment counter depends on a moment bounce instrument, which is initiated at the specific second when the seconds hand completes one full turn. The chronograph hour’s aggregator is situated at 9 o’clock, coaxially with the running seconds.

Chronometric exactness and a novel force save indicator

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 offers 60 hours consistent inventory of energy and the excess force hold is demonstrated by a novel presentation. This is a new protected spiral presentation, which is not difficult to peruse, and is orchestrated around the edge of the upper dial segment. At the point when the force gradually reduces, the fragments in the semi-roundabout sign abandon white to blue. So blue significance the watch ought to be wound (or worn, so oneself winding framework tackles its job) and white importance the heart is completely charged.

After such countless explicit capacities/usefulness it very well may be acceptable to zero in on the development. We’re managing JLC type 780, which, as said, has one heart barrel, which stores sufficient force for 60 hours of self-governance. It highlights a column-wheel to activate the different chronograph capacities, and a vertical hold to draw in or disengage the chronograph component with the stuff train.

The huge equilibrium, with 11.5 mg/cm2 snapshot of inactivity, beats at 28,800 vph and as a result of the fairly great snapshot of idleness its adequacy changes just imperceptibly when supporting stuns. Controlling the development is finished by methods for variable-idleness change screws, which are sunk the edge of the equilibrium. The rotor is mounted on earthenware metal balls, which is another factor that will diminish wear, and makes lubricants superfluous.

Case and strap

The case is a long way from the conventional round case, and comprises an internal case that houses the development, and an outer ‘carrier’ that fills in as lash connection and as base for the inward case. This framework combines strength and gentility because of TiVan15, a titanium and vanadium amalgam giving 15% more prominent foothold opposition than customary titanium composites. The inward case has a black ceramic bezel and obviously a (scratch-safe) sapphire precious stone. The crown which is additionally made of clay, echoes the especially rich artistic bezel with its cleaned and glossy silk brushed finish.

The lash can be effortlessly changed, by methods for another incorporated exchangeable tie framework, which is worked by a switch on the caseback. The lash has alligator cowhide on both sides, which ensures a superior sturdiness and comfort. The clasp features a secure twofold pin which guarantees an exact two-position change between each notch.

Conclusion: All together the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 looks cool, looks (and is) specialized and packs a ton of intriguing and helpful highlights. In spite of its huge measurements (near 47mm in distance across), it wears strikingly comfortable and doesn’t feel excessively huge, nor excessively substantial. A pure breed sports watch, utilitarian, and might we venture to say it, a contemporary instrument watch.

It comes at a cost of € 42.900 Euro (barring charge). More information at www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

Some specs:

  • Case: TiVan15 composite, water safe to 10 bar (100m), 46.8mm in distance across, 16.6mm thick,
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time-zone, chronograph with digital moment minute counter, power-hold indicator
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house created and fabricates programmed development, type 780, 569 individual pieces, 70 gems, 1 origin barrel, 28,800 vph (4Hz), 60 hours of force reserve