It was cool 10 years ago and it is still cool today! And I want one.

Aug 02, 2017,05:16 AM
 

Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures and the detail descriptions. I saw this rare BEAST in Watches and Wonders a few years ago and I was immediately seduced by it ever since. I noticed in the 1st picture the crown is red but in the other pictures the crown is in titanium? Is the difference due to one being the prototype and the other being the production version? Me too would like to know the overall production number of the Extreme Lab One. Since the Lab One is impossible to get and is probably extremely expensive too, I am thinking the Amvox 3 might be a good substitute. Aesthetically, I see many similarity between the Lab One and the Amvox 3, but how do their movements compare? Apart from the rotor are there any other similarities? Nicolas, If you could shed some lights that would be really helpful to a novice like me. Thanks in advance, David


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A view on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Extreme Lab One, with some fresh pictures.

 
 By: amanico : August 2nd, 2017-02:36
There are some watches I always ask to see when I visit the Manufacture, and the Extreme Lab 1 is one of them. The reasons behind this obsession are simple: - This watch is extraordinary from a technical point of view, it shouldn't be forgotten: It is the...  

Very cool piece without a doubt

 
 By: keks : August 2nd, 2017-03:00
Would be very interesting to see in the real. 45mm on paper not small but otherwise everything about it is super cool. Personally would love to see a non-tourbillion 41mm version of an extreme lab using the material in this one...

+1 on both suggestions.

 
 By: M4 : August 2nd, 2017-09:17
Oh, and ditch the carbon fiber case sides. Man, I can see it! M4

Drop dead

 
 By: Gelato Monster : August 2nd, 2017-03:00
Thank you for sharing The Extreme Lab 1 shows how avant garde JLC engineering team is. How many in total productions?

The unicorn that did live

 
 By: Joepny : August 2nd, 2017-04:20
The Extreme Lab amazes me because I know its son. Especially the more I wear and use my EL II and enjoy it, I think what it would be like to put on the father and enjoy its tourbillon. A watch that proves that JLC is the watchmaker's watchmaker.

Awesome report . . .

 
 By: M4 : August 2nd, 2017-04:56
The Extreme Lab 1 is soooooo good. I can't tell you how excited I'd be if JLC introduced a new sports line with a "Extreme Lab 3" at the top of range. The fact this piece is NOT a chronograph makes it even more appealing to me. And . . . I love the date d... 

The Extreme LAB 3 has to be the TOP of the new sports range.

 
 By: cory : August 4th, 2017-00:40
The most innovative and complex 'The Pinnacle'.... a creation that can only allow us to dream. Out of reach for most of us

It was cool 10 years ago and it is still cool today! And I want one.

 
 By: DSF : August 2nd, 2017-05:16
Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures and the detail descriptions. I saw this rare BEAST in Watches and Wonders a few years ago and I was immediately seduced by it ever since. I noticed in the 1st picture the crown is red but in the other pictures the c... 

The big difference between the One and the Three, digital Chrono / tourbillon apart is that the Lab One is a lubricant free movement. The rotor is the only common point.

 
 By: amanico : August 2nd, 2017-09:08
As for the crown, I only saw it in this configuration so I can't tell you. Best, my friend. Nicolas

Thank Nicolas for the quick respond.

 
 By: DSF : August 2nd, 2017-15:08
I think you have mistaken my question. I meant the difference between the Lab 1's Cal. 988C vs the Amvox 3's Cal. 988. I have managed to find an old post of yours, explaining that the Amvox 3's Cal 988 is a Cal 978 from the Master Tourbillon with the orig... 

Very cool watches, and have not seen pics of the EL1 in some time.

 
 By: willski : August 2nd, 2017-05:56
Based on this and the EL2, if a EL3 came in 41-42mm I would likely get in line!

Indeed

 
 By: Gus7 : August 2nd, 2017-23:20
And exactly the point I was making on my recent visit to the Maison. I'd love to see and EL3 in a 42mm max.....

+1 [nt]

 
 By: proestak : August 2nd, 2017-23:39

The more we are to say or write that, the better our chances are. They didn't say yes, but they didn't say no, either... Now,

 
 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2017-00:49
The complication(s), the way they display it ( them ), the technical solutions... It is a wide thing. As wide as exciting...

This is true.

 
 By: willski : August 3rd, 2017-07:38
Which is why the Grande Maison should rise to the challenge and include such innovations in a nice case size

Well noted. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 4th, 2017-19:00

You know what I think ;) GRAIL.

 
 By: cory : August 4th, 2017-00:17
Awaiting the LAB III... 41mm would be a dream! I really like the tourbillon As long as the next has the Gyrolab balance an evolved or NEW concept case with some epic tricks... I will be happy!