In the world of watches, colors make a difference. Even a little touch of color can change the whole look of a watch, and in the case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic, elevate it to a different level. How does Jaeger-LeCoultre do this? By simply adding a touch of rose gold!
This 18K rose gold offers a striking contrast with the matte black ceramic case of the watch. With a diameter of 46mm is it a substantial, yet very well proportioned Jaeger-LeCoultre. The clever design of the dial makes it that the chronograph counters are relatively close to the center of the watch, but you don’t mind that much as readability is excellent.
Ceramic has become quite a popular material to craft watch cases (and in some cases even bracelets) from. Light, difficult to scratch and highly corrosive resistance makes it an almost obvious choice, especially when it also adds a dash of mysterious character to a watch, like the matte black does to this Jaeger-LeCoultre. Ironically, it is the rose gold that serves as a constant reminder of this.
Although its looks good, the Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic a serious watch. Its water resistance is 100 meters, thanks to the specially designed crown. They also feature a safety indicator so that you can check if the crowns are fully screwed in, before entering the water.
Being a rugged watch also means that the Jaeger-LeCoultre is fitted with a solid case back. That means that you cannot see the caliber 757. This two barrel movement has a power reserve of 65 hours and consists out of 300 parts of which 45 are jewels. Rugged is also the strap, made from black Trieste cloth strap. It is a nice finish of a watch that shows a remarkable contrast and which is, in my opinion, the best looking Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic to date.