A new reference joins the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB series. The main news here is the new blue color, which joins the red-accented ref 203T540 (US $55,500) which debuted in 2010. The ceramic bezel is styled slightly different, among other minor tweaks.
For those new to the Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2, I will quickly run down its features. It is a targeted at the adventurer/explorer (in body or spirit) in form and function. It has a titanium alloy case, black ceramic bezel, openworked dial, a patented digital counter to indicate the chronograph jumping seconds, a manual stop seconds device, and a patented radial power-reserve indication (the white & blue segments around the periphery of the dial). The functions of winding/time setting/date & dual-time adjustment handled via are crown-integrated function selector.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2
46.8mm x 16.5mm TiVan15 (a JLC-exclusive titanium alloy) case, openworked dial, automatic mechanical JLC Caliber 780 (column-wheel chronograph, black PVD-coated bridges
The Master Compressor Extreme LAB also has a GMT function. The second time zone, which displays the time in the owner’s usual place of residence, is shown by a second central hours hand, complete with a 24-hour display at 6 o’clock. The time zone is adjusted via a crown-integrated function selector and also drives the date in both forwards or backwards directions. A large “instant jump” double-digit counter situated at 12 o’clock indicates the chronograph minutes; the chronograph hours totalizer is located at 9 o’clock, coaxially with the movement seconds.
Price will likely be same as the red reference ($55,500). You can get the full specs over at JLC>>>