Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin launch three timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin
Luxury watches and sports cars have always gone hand-in-hand with each other, and Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin are the best proof of that successful combination. Started almost 10 years ago, the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin has given rise to a number of spectacular technical innovations and horological creations reflecting the values shared by the two prestigious brands. In 2013, to celebrate the 180th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre and the centenary of Aston Martin, three original timepieces symbolize the enduring ties between these avantgarde companies.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston Martin watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston Martin watch

The Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston Martin watch is powered by the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 912 featuring a blend of reliability and a sporting nature stemming from its ability to face up to the most extreme conditions. Witness the compression key that further enhances the crown’s resistance to water and dust by overcompressing one of the four water-resistance gaskets; along with a sophisticated shock-absorbing case guaranteeing absolute precision in all circumstances. The splendid black dial bearing alternating red and white indications is adorned with a surface treatment evoking the grill on Aston Martin cars.

The logo created by the British manufacturer to celebrate its centenary is engraved on the caseback. It also adorns the special presentation box equipped with a dedicated compartment to house a second strap supplied with the watch. Wearers can thus switch from alligator leather to rubber in one smooth move and thus secure firmly to their wrist this generous 46.3 mm diameter titanium and stainless steel watch designed for experienced drivers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Hometime Aston Martin
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Hometime Aston Martin watch

Like the aerodynamic lines and innovative technical solutions of Aston Martin cars that have been making their mark on the history of motor sports for a century, the Hometime concept developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a milestone opening up whole new vistas for the watchmaking art in this early 21st century. The sporting nature of the timepiece is accentuated by the brushed, streamlined lugs smoothly extending from the 40 mm-diameter steel case.

The indications also feature the collection’s characteristic colours: black, white and a hint of red designed to instantly draw the gaze towards the sought-after information – whether the reference time that is easier to read because of the crimson-tipped openworked hand dedicated to displaying the time zone of the place of residence. To avoid any errors of interpretation on the other side of the world, it is combined with a 24-hour counter occupying the upper part of the dial, while the lower part is devoted to the running seconds. The time indications are adjusted in one-hour increments, either forwards or backwards, in order to display local time immediately upon reaching a given destination. When the traveller returns, performing the reverse adjustment as soon as the plane hits the tarmac brings the two hours hands back to their superimposed position. The eye thus perceives only one and the timepiece is once again a timepiece showing a single time zone until the next long-distance trip. Clothed in its remarkable understated livery, the elegant Master Hometime Aston Martin, powered by automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 975H, perfectly illustrates the virtues shared by the two brands: innovation, reliability and performance – as testified by their signatures appearing side by side at 3 o’clock.

Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet watch

The Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet guarantees absolute readability and enables at-a-glance reading of the entire range of information. The central chronograph hand is associated with two counters on either side of the vertical axis in order to count off the minutes and hours elapsed since the start of the measurement. The lower part of the dial is devoted to the operating indicator that testifies to the smooth running of the watch and comprises the date aperture appearing at its base.

The inner bezel ring bears the city disc for the world time display enabling instant readings for each time zone. The dial centre is occupied by the hours and minutes hands along with the above-mentioned chronograph seconds hand. This wealth of information is perfectly legible thanks to the clear hierarchical arrangement of the classic Aston Martin colours: black, anthracite, white and red. This is a professional instrument designed to achieve high performance, as too is the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 752. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement is housed within a 44 mm-diameter case that is water-resistant to 5 bar and made from a revolutionary material, reinforced cermet.

1 comment:

  1. one of the best watches JLC ever made!