Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Tourbillon: Swiss Watch For a Greek God?

What would Zeus wear? Obviously, the King of Olympus would wear something larger than life, of legendary grandeur, and serious intensity. The 46mm rose gold and titanium Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Tourbillon is a watch of Epic qualities. 

With a tourbillon, two time zones, automatic winding, quick-change strap mechanism, and extreme shock resistance, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Toubillon puts even the likes of Richard Mille, Hublot MP, and Audemars Piguet to the sword.

The bi-metallic case features a hand-finished rose gold outer cradle and a grade five titanium inner chassis. Impact reduction of high amplitude/low frequency shocks (big hits) is achieved via a suspension system between the two primary structures of the case. With dissimilar natural frequencies, the gold and titanium also provide mutual damping of high-frequency/low amplitude vibrations that would cause one to resonate in isolations. Jaeger-LeCoultre has stated that this system can protect the Compressor Extreme watches from instantaneous shocks of up to 2,000G. JLC Master Compressor Extreme owners reportedly have tested Jaeger's claim of skiing and mountain biking resilience with success.

More than a tough machine, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Tourbillon combines brains and brawn in equal measure. A clever quick release lug system permits swapping of straps in less time than it took to read this paragraph. Even better, the Master Compressor Extreme case will accept any pin buckle strap of correct width, and no proprietary strap is required.

While JLC's Compressor Extreme case can take a serious knock, the dial of the Master Compressor Extreme Tourbillon is a high-impact feat of a different kind. Its metallic anthracite sunburst grain offers equally dramatic reflective effects in direct or soft light. The applied white gold Arabic numerals and rose gold hands offer exquisite contrast. Subtle distinctions between anthracite and black elements adds gentle nuance to a composition worthy of an old-school Olympian.

But the star of this Jaeger-LeCoultre's dial is the tourbillon cage itself. Taking pride-of-place at six o'clock, the tourbillon carriage rotates in 60-second cycles. Its 28,800 VpH beat rate ensures a smooth sweep, and the hand-finished titanium cage structure gleams as it rotates in hypnotic gyrations.

Jaeger-LeCoultre's automatic caliber 978 is more than a work of art; it's a champion. As the victor in 2009, International Chronometry Competition, the caliber 978 tourbillon proved more precise than a battery of elite competition from opponents as mighty as ETA and as elite as F.P. Journe. In the process of vanquishing these Titans, the Zeus-worthy caliber achieved a quartz-rivaling 47 seconds of annual deviation. Remember, +6 seconds PER DAY qualifies as a COSC chronometer...

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