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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB (click to enlarge!)
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB
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Master Compressor Extreme LAB is a concept watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

With this 2009 launched sports model Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the first wristwatch, which runs completely lubrication-free. It is the first product of a newly established research laboratory in the manufacture. This “think tank” takes care systematically of the discovery and testing of promising materials and methods for watchmaking. It was initially shown in 2007.

For the Master Compressor Extreme LAB, the company has applied for a total of six patents, one for the high-tech housing in carbon, titanium and ceramic materials. Further technical details of the self-winding calibre 988C are a tourbillon with a cage made of a magnesium alloy, a dual time-zone and a hand date from the center, which is coupled with the main time. The peculiarity of this indication at the transition from the 15th to 16th of the month the hand jumps over the tourbillon cage in the lower part of the dial.


  • Q179T470




  • White minutes index ring for a clear view into the inside of the watch


  • Hours, minutes, date
  • Patented jumping date hand (connected with the home time), which jumps over the tourbillon carriage, which is nestled between the 15th and 16th of the month indication
  • Crown
  • Not drawn Manual winding of the watch
  • Position 1 Setting of the local time
  • Position 2 Setting of the date and the second time-zone
  • Red anodized aluminum crown, secured with patented compression closure


  • Two-layer structure made of leather and Alcantara with sewn-in reinforcement Cordura cotton fabric
  • Mechanism for adjusting the inclination of the straps


  • No series model; only a few individual pieces
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