Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

With so much of their brand recognition built upon the history of the Reverso, some of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s other pieces can often be overlooked. This is especially true with their sports watches, and that’s a shame, as pieces like this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic watch are some of the most compelling pieces on the market right now. While this model isn’t new (check out the previous model we covered here), this version is an absolute stunner of a watch incorporating a new grey and blue dial that belies the restrained elegance that most might think of when approaching this brand.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

With so much of their brand recognition built upon the history of the Reverso, a number of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s other pieces may often be overlooked. This is especially true with their sport watches, and that’s a pity, as pieces like this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic watch are a few of the most persuasive pieces on the industry at the moment. While this model isn’t new (check out the previous version we covered here), this version is an absolute stunner of an eye incorporating a new gray and blue dial which belies the restrained elegance that many might think of when approaching this brand.First, let’s take a moment to go over the usage of ceramic for the case material here. It appears as though ceramic is all of the rage as a lightweight, scratch-resistant steel solution that has gradually worked its way into components of several large producers, not one of which caused so much of a ruckus as if Rolex started began using the material for the bezels on their Submariners. The switch gave rise to a wave of chagrin as Sub-fans cried foul that their bezels would crack in the smallest tumble, leading to a costly replacement. However, I digress.Jaeger-LeCoultre employs ceramic for the whole instance here, and the outcome is a substantial yet lightweight piece that promises to wear easily through the day. In 46mm, this is not subtly sized, but it’s great to see JLC enjoy and appeal to the tastes of a good deal of contemporary sports watch purchasers. The ceramic provides it a matte-like black finish that underlines the sporty nature at play here. Unlike previous Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronographs, this Ref. 205C571 replaces the red accents with a cool blue that meshes nicely with the black and gray tones presented on the dial. The blue is certainly more subtle and slightly more classy, therefore I think it was a fantastic choice. At 14.3mm thick, it’s absolutely a bit heftier than other JLCs, but it isn’t too much to manage size-wise to get a watch like this.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

First, let’s take a moment to discuss the use of ceramic for the case material here. It seems as though ceramic is all the rage as a lightweight, scratch-resistant steel alternative that has slowly worked its way into components of several large manufacturers, none of which caused so much of a ruckus as when Rolex began began using the material for the bezels on their Submariners. The switch gave rise to a wave of chagrin as Sub-fans cried foul that their bezels would crack at the slightest tumble, leading to a costly replacement. But I digress.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On
Inside the watch is the in-house created Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic mechanical caliber 899 movement. Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre “Master” watch moves, it bears the seal of the strict “1000 Hours Control” which is an in-house testing for quality, durability, and accuracy in every movement sold. The purposes of the movement are the date and time. Running the crown is somewhat different than the conventional screw-down crowns individuals are typically utilized to with diving fashion watches. It utilized the special locking crown shield found on the Master Compressor versions. It is easy enough to work with, and also a reminder that you have a Jaeger-LeCoultre on your wrist. Most people won’t ever see the motion, but it is in there and finished nicely. Jaeger-LeCoultre finishes each of their moves with a great degree of decoration that the guy who is servicing your watch later on will appreciate.Like I said the case is 42mm wide and in steel with 300 meters of water resistance. Finishing is really cool with some comparison polishing (such as about the lugs). The rotating diver’s bezel is completed nicely. The edges are a little bit sharp, but it does have a cool precision cut feel to it. The indicators on the bezel are cut in to the black surface together with the numerals in a stencil font that matches the unique stencil font on the watch dial. There are loads of small style details all over the watch which are hard to tell because it seems like such a practical instrument. It actually is a “pretty device.” Take for instance the tapered date window frame to assist with maintaining the shapes and lines balanced on the dial and the nicely applied hour markers onto the face. Given the pedigree of the watch and the price, you can be sure that Jaeger-LeCoultre made sure that the details on the watch will satisfy you and the rough members of the Navy SEALs.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 is a watch that initially came out about five years back – at least that was when it was debuted. The brand took a while to finally get the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 to advertise because it was so complicated technically with oh so many parts in the movement and the case. The 2015 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 in ceramic with blue colours accents marks a return of this Extreme Lab two, and is actually not a limited edition – which I hope is a positive sign for the future of Jaeger-LeCoultre as a complicated sports watch maker.As the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 is easily available on my short list of grail watches, I moved hands here last year in 2014 with both the gold and titanium versions of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2. In that guide, I tried to describe what made the watch particular even a few years after it was released and revealed what was so cool about the in-house created Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 780 automatic motion. In the following guide, I’ll point out a series of small information concerning the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 that I hope will help illustrate why a timepiece such as this is indeed desired for watch fans like me.In a nutshell, I feel that Jaeger-LeCoultre is offering a fantastic value (even though this is by no means a cheap watch) with everything goes into the movement and case of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2. Further, so many elements of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 watch are completely and wondrously over-engineered. By that, I mean Jaeger-LeCoultre has included quite complex ways of doing things in this group that only add minor benefits. That is what I predict over-engineering. Not counting the buckle and strap parts (which, surprisingly, are not insignificant) that the Calibre 780 movement and case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 possess a total of 712 unique pieces.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre uses ceramic for the entire case here, and the result is a substantial yet lightweight piece that promises to wear easily throughout the day. At 46mm, this isn’t discreetly sized, but it’s great to see JLC appreciate and cater to the tastes of a lot of modern sports watch buyers. The ceramic gives it a matte-like black finish that underlines the sporty nature at play here. Unlike previous Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronographs, this Ref. 205C571 replaces the red accents with a cool blue that meshes well with the gray and black tones presented on the dial. The blue is certainly more subtle and slightly more classy, so I think it was a good choice. At 14.3mm thick, it is definitely a little heftier than other JLCs, but it isn’t too much to deal with size-wise for a watch like this.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

There is a day/night indicator with a small date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. This dial would have been fine if the date had been left out, but I know some people prefer it and, like it or not, the date window is seen as useful by many people. Either way, it isn’t too terribly cluttered and I can live with it, even given my personal tastes that prefer symmetry. The blue, partially opened hands are accompanied by a gray, subdued hand to indicate a second timezone and are treated for luminescence, as are the pointed hour markers. Naturally, JLC tops it off with a sapphire crystal and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic promises a water resistance of 100m.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Once again, JLC uses the in-house Calibre 757 that powers along at 28,800vph, made of 300 pieces, and containing 45 jewels. No doubt about it, this movement has proven reliable, and it offers an impressive 65-hour power reserve. It is nice to have an in-house movement offer such a high power reserve due to the fact that sometimes you get stuck with a paltry 38 hours on occasion. It is simply a great instance of a brand offering the people what they want.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Let us be honest for a moment about the Calibre 780 motion from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2. On the 1 hand it is beautiful, complex, and laden with fantastic features. On the flip side, it took Jaeger-LeCoultre extra time to obtain the fancy chronograph method to work, and as it’s so complicated, you more-or-less know that it will get mechanical issues and/or need support at regular intervals. It is type of the Italian sports car proprietor dilemma – “I am aware that it’s going to look and function amazingly when it works, but when it breaks we, will soon be apart for quite a while and our reunion will be expensive.” I do not have any specific evidence to suggest that the Calibre 780 is a movement prone to repair, but rather, that almost all complicated movements of the nature with numerous moving parts are fallible.Why harp of that inevitability? Probably because I’d love to fantasize that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 is capable of being a daily wear for years and years and work like a reliable Toyota. I suppose you can’t have everything. I can say that in comparison to several other highly complicated mechanical watches, at least the titanium version of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 has an agreeable retail price to start with – and also the Jaeger-LeCoultre service center in Switzerland tends to receive high praise from its customers. With that said, let’s explore a bit more of the intriguing and probably over-engineered elements of the 569-part Calibre 780 automatic movement.
Inside the watch is the in-house made Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic mechanical grade 899 movement. It’s 43 hours of power reserve and a gold weighted automatic rotor. The purposes of this movement would be the date and time. Running the crown is somewhat different than the standard screw-down crowns individuals are generally utilized to with diving fashion watches. It used the specific locking crown guard found on the Master Compressor models. It is easy enough to work with, and also a reminder that you’ve got a Jaeger-LeCoultre in your wrist. Most folks won’t ever find the movement, but it is in there and finished nicely. Jaeger-LeCoultre finishes all their moves with a great level of decoration that the man who’s servicing your watch later on will appreciate.Like I said the case is 42mm wide and in steel with 300 meters of water resistance. Finishing is really cool with some comparison polishing (like about the lugs). The edges are a little bit sharp, but it will have a cool precision cut texture for this. The indicators on the bezel are cut in to the black surface together with the numerals in a stencil font that matches the exceptional stencil font on the watch dial. There are loads of little design details all around the watch that are hard to tell because it looks like such a functional instrument. It really is a “pretty device.” Take for instance the tapered date window framework to assist with keeping the contours and lines balanced on the dial and the well applied hour markers on the surface. Given the pedigree of this watch and the price, you can be certain that Jaeger-LeCoultre made sure the details on the watch will suit you and the rough members of the Navy SEALs.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Unlike the previous TiVan 15 (a titanium alloy that, according to Jaeger-LeCoultre, is more scratch resistant than ceramic) ref. Q203T540 (203T540) Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 with red and black color accents this brand new for 2015 ref. 203T541 has black and blue elements, offering an additional taste. Aside from the new colours, all that seems to be distinct is that the 2015 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 Blue isn’t a limited edition. Again, I think that’s interesting and speaks to the enduring popularity of the version (and hopefully that Jaeger-LeCoultre will revisit the luxury luxury sports watch in a more severe way soon. I’ve always believed that JLC was so very good at being a sports watch maker, but as a business, they believe that their company identity should concentrate more on talking about their dress watches and Reverso models nearly exclusively in their advertising materials and advertising.Around the dial of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 is a black ceramic bezel, and the circumstance is a large 46.8mm wide by 16.5mm thick. That’s not a small case, but it does wear comfortably on most any wrist because Jaeger-LeCoultre designed the lug attachment system to easily wrap around wrists. Of course, the case has a distinctive quick release system for the straps as well as a micro adjust for “brief” and “long” in the authentic strap buckle. This implies rapid strap changes if you want them, in addition to a setting for creating the watch a little looser if you need (more precise than using another hole in the strap). Again, this can be just another element in which you see over-engineering. Most watch makers would only assume that owners will just take off the watch and place it back on with the buckle in another hole should they think the watch is too tight due to wrist expansion. Not Jaeger-LeCoultre using the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 – they needed to design a complicated micro-adjust from the buckle itself, adding only a little bit of precision and a lot of work. That’s the form of over-engineering I love and love in regards to insane purchases such as this.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

And what the people want are features like the second timezone and patented compression key for water resistance. They could have just as easily added a couple of subdials and stopped there, but leave it to JLC to take put their own touches on this classic layout. In fact, those unfamiliar with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph collection could be forgiven for not knowing it as such a special piece given that at first glance you just see a good-looking chronograph. The integration of these little features would have ruined a lot of other brands’ dials but, to no one’s surprise, JLC can pull off sporty with a healthy balance of symmetry. The only aspect of the dial that threatens that balance is the date window, but alas, we can’t always have it all.

There is a day/night index with a small date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. This dial could have been fine if the date was left out, but I understand some people prefer it and, like it or not, the date window is seen as useful by a lot of people. Either way, it is not too horribly cluttered and I can live with it, even given my personal tastes that prefer symmetry. The blue, partially opened hands are accompanied with a grey, subdued hand to indicate another timezone and therefore are treated for luminescence, as are the pointed hour mark. Obviously, JLC tops it off with a sapphire crystal and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic guarantees a water resistance of 100m. Yet again, JLC employs the in-house Calibre 757 that forces along at 28,800vph, made of 300 pieces, and containing 45 jewels. No doubt about it, this motion has proven reliable, and it delivers an impressive 65-hour power reserve. It’s nice to have an in-house motion offer this type of high power book on account of the fact that sometimes you get stuck with a paltry 38 hours on occasion. It is merely a wonderful example of a new offering the people what they want.And exactly what the people today want are characteristics like the next timezone and patented compression key for water resistance. They might have just as easily added a few subdials and stopped there, but leave it to JLC to take put their own touches with this traditional layout. In fact, those unfamiliar with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph collection may be forgiven for not understanding it as such a distinctive slice given that at first glance you merely observe a good-looking chronograph. The integration of these little features would have destroyed a lot of different brands’ dials but, to no one’s surprise, JLC can pull off sporty with a healthy balance of charm. The only facet of the dial which threatens that balance is the date window, but alas, we can not always have it all.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

The design of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Laboratory 2 watch case is much more science fiction which science – although the watch is designed to be worn on the toughest of scientific expeditions. The case is 46.8mm wide and water resistant to 100 meters. The extremely complex construction has materials sandwiched between other materials, with a few ceramic thrown in the mix. The plan feels purposeful and reassuring it is quality. Indented regions on the side of the case add to the complexity of the plan and a feeling which the watch is a severe device more complicated than you ought to understand. The instance is really really light for its size – particularly the titanium model. I just love the look of the situation – it is masculine, feels sturdy, is completely unique, and gives the watch a fantastic character.Jaeger-LeCoultre designed the watch with a simple to eliminate strap. It includes two straps really. An alligator and rubberized one, along with a calf leather strap. The situation has a special easy release method for removing the strap. You can not really tell, however, the rear of the watch includes these little flaps that you simply pull up and discharge the strap. It’s quite easy to use, and helps to ensure that the straps will not come off as you wear the eye. The complicated looking buckle has a neat little micro-adjust system in it. This makes it easy to adjust the strap a bit whenever it is in your wrist. Very cool, and I have never seen a more complexly engineer buckle onto a strap which wasn’t a deployment. The buckle uses two pins for extra security.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre has a lot in its tool-house that goes far beyond the Reverso line. Don’t get me wrong, the Reverso is a modern legend and a true horological icon. However, JLC can masterfully pull off “posh-sporty” like this, but can also take it further with pieces like the Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 we covered last year. That model made use of a skeletonized dial and further exhibited the variety that can be found within the brand. For everyday use my money would still land on the Chronograph, but JLC clearly has the ability to surprise, and I think this watch is gorgeous. There are tons of chronographs in this ~$15,000 (give or take a few thousand dollars) range, but I think this is an option with a personality unlike the others, in a larger case than many of the others, and a distinct rarity.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch In Blue Hands-On Hands-On

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic is thankfully not limited to a small run and is graced with what they call a “high-tech” black trieste cloth strap for added sport-appeal. Pricing is $13,900. jaegerlecoultre.com

 

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