Back in 2007 luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger LeCoultre teamed up with Aston Martin for the release of an exclusive wristwatch that had the ability to unlock and start-up the engine of the DBS. Available only to buyers of the 510 horsepower flagship, the watch was built in a limited run and virtually sold out overnight.
The venture proved so successful that Jaeger LeCoultre is now launching its fifth Aston Martin series watch, the AMVOX5 World Chronograph.
The new watch is the first Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece to boast both chronograph and worldtime functions. Its appearance comprises all the previous signature features of the AMVOX line including luminescent white numerals and hour-markers arranged in the classic 270 degree sweep, an open-worked dial adorned with a gridwork motif evoking the radiator grilles on Aston Martin cars, as well as the time and chronograph functions displayed on round subdials complemented by a movement operating indicator at 6 o'clock above the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo.
In a subtle detail emphasizing the watch's automobile heritage, London is replaced by Gaydon, the town in Warwickshire, UK where Aston Martin is headquartered.
The AMVOX5 World Chronograph will be produced in a run of 300 units in ceramics and titanium, and 200 in ceramics and pink gold. Two Racing versions, each issued as a 100 piece limited edition, will also be offered. The day/night disc on these models will be distinguished by a striking black and orange or black and white shade. The large seconds hand also features an orange tint inspired by the Aston Martin racing-car prototypes and the chronograph counter discs will be finished in carbon-fiber.