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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB

Posted by wristwatch on September 3, 2007


The revolutionary Master Compressor Extreme LAB undoubtedly represents an exceptional achievement. Operating without any form of lubricant, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 988C powering this watch proves itself fully capable of running smoothly for years without any wear of its parts or deterioration of its performances. Even at temperatures of -40°C, when the oils or grease in a classic watch freeze and bring the movement to a halt, the Master Compressor Extreme LAB continues its task unperturbed by any such factors.

A new geometry of the balance, the use of new lighter and more resistant materials in the escapement, and a latest-generation tourbillon regulator, converge in enabling the Jaeger-LeCoultre 988C to establish a new precision benchmark.

Clothed in its high-tech garment, the Master Compressor Extreme LAB prefigures the future of watchmaking. This concentrated blend of technology and inventiveness, for which six patents have been filed, will delight the most discerning connoisseurs… since it will be expressed through an exclusive and limited production.


A unique concept watch

* A lubricant-free watch
* Resistance to extreme temperatures: – 40° / + 60° C
* Innovative character rewarded by six patents
* Movement entirely redesigned and created by Jaeger-LeCoultre
* Two years of intense development
* High-tech design: carbon and titanium case

Flagship complications

* Automatic tourbillon with a large variable inertia balance (11.5mg x cm2) oscillating at a high frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour
* Two time zones
* Pointer-type AM/PM indication at 12 o’clock
* Patented jumping date display between 15 and 16 linked to local time, arranged on either side of the tourbillon

* 307 parts
* Mechanical automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 988C
* 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 hertz
* A barrel
* Tourbillon with magnesium carriage
* Two time zones
* AM/PM indication with local time
* Central pointer-type calendar displays that jumps over the tourbillon carriage
* Movement diameter 30.0 mm
* Movement thickness 7.05 mm
* Case diameter 45.0 mm
* Case thickness 14.80 mm
* Operational between -40° and +60°C
* No oil, no grease
* Iridium platinum oscillating weight with carbon base
* Black diamond pallet-stones
* Easium jewels
* 48-hour power reserve
* Water-resistant to 100 metres
* Crafted in carbon and titanium
* Exclusive, limited annual production
* Reference: Q179T470

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One Response to “Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB”

  1. A very interesting watch

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