July 13, 2024



We saw a litany of beautiful watches at this year’s SIHH, but didn’t get a chance to see this beauty.

What good is a watch if it can’t tell time well? Jaeger-LeCouture’s Master Compressor Extreme LAB line of watches is known for absolute precision in timekeeping, and the newest addition, the Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 is no exception.

According to Jaeger-LeCoultre, functionality is the watch’s primary concern, and while this timepiece is still a fine example of haute horlogerie, there seems to be a rugged pragmatism to it. Features like a case made from TiVan 15 titanium alloy, a high-tech ultra scratch resistant ceramic bezel, and a fast strap-change system incorporated into the case back prove that this isn’t a watch designed to be displayed and gawked at on a mantle or a frilly box, but one meant to be worn daily and used thoroughly.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has gone through serious lengths to ensure that the watch’s diverse feature set remains simple and easy to use, thanks to a crown integrated function selector that promises a smooth transition between watch functions without requiring the crown to be pulled unique iphone accessories out, an operation that can sometimes prove to be overly delicate. An added benefit of having the crown fixed inside the device is greatly improved water resistance.

Finally, the watch employs a unique time setting function that allows the seconds hand to continue its movement while the watch is being set, allowing a more accurate synchronization with a time source.

The Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 is available in a limited run of 300 pieces.