I definitely feel that the JLC Extreme Lab is a groundbreaking watch. It is amazing for a complete movement to be able to work completely independent of any lubricants. As far as innovation goes JLC is probably at the top in my opinion. The only thing about the piece that I am not completely in awe of is the non traditional appearance. This piece is designed for the future with ulta modern materials being utilized much like a Richard Mille piece. I personally am a traditionalist and love the old world fine finishing that is on a movement such as the VC calibre 2450. As a result, the appearance of the Extreme Lab does not appeal to me as much. However, I do tip my hat JLC for being the first to come out with a piece like this. Only time will truely tell how oil independent this movement is however.
What do you think of the Extreme Lab?
I certainly agree with you that many of the AD's do not have much knowledge of their products. They are just purely sales people who do not seem to take much love or passion in what they are selling. Every once in a blue moon I will find a sales person who actually has a good bit of knowledge. It is refreshing to find someone like this, but it does not happen often.