Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2
February 22, 2015
The Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2, which was originally launched in 2010, is now available in a new blue accented version.
The new model (Ref. Q203T541) is virtually the same as the original, except on the dial instead of red accents, they have been changed to blue. Also, the ceramic bezel is smooth instead of ridged. And the fast strap-change system now has a new double pin buckle provides unprecedented length adjustment ensuring a perfect fit on the wrist.
The crown-integrated function selector, patented digital counter to indicate chronograph jumping minutes, manual stop seconds device, radial power indication, GMT function are powered by caliber 780 and housed in a 46.8 mm by 16.5 mm TiVan15 titanium alloy case. The dial is openworked dial with black PVD-coated bridges.
The idea behind the function selector according to Jaeger-LeCoutre is that it is, “Activated by means of a crown-integrated pushpiece, the function selector serves to adjust all functions without involving the inevitably delicate operation of pulling out the crown. Once the function is selected, the adjustment can be made by simply turning the crown. When the latter is in “neutral” position, the crown serves to wind the barrels. One press takes the user to the position required to adjust the dual time-zone display as well as the date. Another press switches the crown to main time-zone adjustment mode. And a final press brings the system back to its initial position.
This system does away with the need to pull out the crown and thus ensures peerless water resistance without needing to resort to the traditional compression key.”