Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Special Edition Watch Hands-On

  • Goodrick
  • August 10, 2015
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I continuously state that Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss makes the best sport watches around and Jaeger-LeCoultre continuously communicate hardly any about the subject. During the last many years with amazing consistency, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched a couple of new sport watches that provide an excellent style, intriguing and helpful complicated actions, masculine designs, and fair prices. This season that aggregate of characteristics finds itself within the special edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic watch.


It appears as though a wrist watch Jaeger-LeCoultre has created before since it uses a current movement and other alike title as other models. What you’re seeing is really a refinement when it comes to dial design and overall presentation included in the bigger and already extremely popular Master Compressor assortment of sport pieces. What supports the collection together apart from large dimensions and military-inspired looks may be the “Compressor” crown. It works in a different way from screw-lower crowns for the reason that you just twist it from one for reds to a different. Whitened indications means that it’s locked while red-colored indications means that it’s open for winding or just being drawn out.


Jaeger-LeCoultre follows probably the most traditional methods within the book to make a conservative tool watch a little more “sporty” by getting it mostly all monochromatic save for any small dash of color – usually red-colored. That red-colored turns up within the crown (a little) along with the red-colored chronograph seconds hands. This kind of watch is really a poster-child for the way a little dash of color could work very well. With that said I believe a whitened versus red-colored chronograph seconds hands might have labored as well.


At 46mm wide the actual Compressor Chronograph Ceramic isn’t a small watch. It will put on easily though and when you want bold sport watches you’ll certainly find a great deal to love here. The situation obviously is ceramic – completed in a matte black tone matched up to metal pushers and crown. Since the crown and pushers match both your hands and hour markers I do not mind that they’re in another color. In my opinion the crown and pushers have been in titanium but Jaeger-LeCoultre wasn’t obvious with that. The point is they’re completed in an identical matte-finish.


Within the watch may be the very helpful in-house made Jaeger-LeCoultre quality 757 automatic chronograph movement. A genuine great thing about an elaborate work-equine movement, the 757 combines a chronograph with second dial zone (filled with day/evening) indicator, along with the date. The movement works in a modern frequency of 28,800 bph, and it has a lengthy energy reserve of 65 hrs (that was upped only a couple of years back). In lots of ways the movement offers functionality much like individuals in other watches however with Jaeger-LeCoultre you will find added features like the second time zone and day/evening indicator (for that second time zone).


The dial from the Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic is extremely familiar to understand Compressor collection fans. It features a slightly different treatment, however the collection’s signature hands and 12 o’clock hour marker exist and intact. It’s both legible and masculine inside a kind of refined Swiss manner. The situation is further water-resistant to 100 meters and also the black strap is “Trieste” calfskin leather which has a nearly textile turn to it.

I’m not sure why Jaeger-LeCoultre demands on watches of the character being special edition models. They are not for an occasion or cause and do not really represent new technology. I’m able to only discover their whereabouts like a sign that although JLC sport watches are wonderful, they are not a main issue with the brand’s overall sales agenda. Thus, they’re limited being produced anyway so that they might as well make sure they are special edition pieces. Alternatively, they just don’t wish to invest in models with lengthy production occasions and promising merely a limited amount enables the brands to become more flexible.


With that said, the timepiece is restricted and somewhat seems like the IWC pilot chronograph watches I have always wanted – simply with another title around the dial (that is wonderful inside a whole other group of ways).