Some pictures of the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab One.

Jan 18, 2023,17:41 PM

Warning: Hidden Masterpiece. Innovative, daring, original, this watch issued in 2007 was and still is a Revolution, an unrivaled one, at the exception of the Ulysse Nardin Innovision, maybe, but the Innovision was a prototype, while the Jaeger Lecoultre was in production ( a few pieces per year ). 

This 45 mm big / 14, 80 mm high carbon and titanium case has a water resistance of 100 meters, but it can resist to very low and high temperatures ( -40°C to +60°C ). 

The movement is made of magnesium for the Tourbillon carriage, Easium ( Carbonitride ), with black diamond pallet stones, and a rotor made of iridium, platinum with a carbon base, totally oil free. Moreover, the movement is mounted on a... Silent block, to protect it against vibrations and shocks! 

Of course, these are the main characteristics, but not the only ones. 

As for he functions, you have the circular date, which jumps from the 15th to the 16th over the Tourbillon, a GMT, and the Tourbillon. Nothing crazy, here, as the Extreme Lab 2 does better with its digital chronograph.

But still, the Extreme Lab One is a terrific concept watch. As I said, unrivaled, with all its technical and hyper innovative solutions. 

Yes, it wears it name very well. Extreme, definitely, Lab, totally. And a myth, with a confidential production. 

The big con... The price, Six Digit, starting with a 2... 

And, but this is more a wish than a con, the Extreme Lab Saga should go on! When will we see a third opus???



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A great watch indeed

 By: MilDiver : January 18th, 2023-19:01
As for the no 3, it always a conflict. Do I want more specials of that formula? maybe Do I want another edition from the unique "extreme line ", especially as an owner? big no. When buying a special watch, it is kind of a slap in the face when later a com... 

Dear Nicolas,I said it many times in the past...

 By: proestak : January 18th, 2023-19:11
this is my absolute dream watch from my favorite watch brand. I wish for an Extreme Lab 3 hopefully soon. Best, Yannis

Same here, same wish.

 By: amanico : January 19th, 2023-07:53

I love that warning! 😀

 By: eklektik : January 18th, 2023-19:24
About the temperature range, is it about accuracy being maintained trough it? Or simply the watch keeps functioning? Interesting to guess what could happen to a watch at -40°C or +60°C (expansion/contraction of the different materials, etc.). I guess thes... 

Agreed, agreed....

 By: InHavenPro : January 18th, 2023-20:00
and, yes, agreed =))) One of the best JLCs ever made ....

Here we agree! ;)

 By: amanico : January 19th, 2023-07:55

What a beast!! Amazing dial and case.

 By: sludgeriff : January 18th, 2023-20:21
When I see a post like this I can’t help but think JLC has lost some of its juice that it had in the mid 2000s. Do they still do “LAB” models? Many thanks for sharing.

Absolutely, my dear J K.

 By: amanico : January 19th, 2023-07:58

Did you get a picture of the super cool complex buckle of this watch?

 By: patrick_y : January 19th, 2023-03:11
Very cool watch! Our former moderator, Anthony, had an Extreme Lab watch. Cool watch.

Lucky you. Veery lucky you!

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2023-17:53