The long-term partnership established between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Racing, the legendary racing arm of the British automobile manufacturer, celebrates its seventh year of existence with the presentation of the AMVOX5 World Chronograph.
This accurate chronograph, characterised by the orange and blue Gulf Oil colours used for many Aston Martin prototypes, also features a world time function.
The dial of the AMVOX5 World Chronograph is distinguished by absolute readability. While the two chronograph counters positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock record the hours and minutes that have elapsed since the start, the chronograph seconds are counted off by the large central hand that is clearly visible against the anthracite dial background.
In the bottom part the dial, the movement operating indicator confirms that the watch is running as it should, while the date appears in the lower section of this indication. The name of London symbolising the zero meridian on the world time city disc is replaced by that of Aston Martin.
The mechanism Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 752, offering a 65-hour power reserve and entirely crafted, assembled and decorated by hand within the Manufacture, is housed within a 44 mm high-tech ceramic case composed of a mixture of zirconium and yttrium subjected to tremendous pressures and to temperatures of over 2000°C. This material boasting exceptional resistance must be patiently ground using special diamond-tipped tools in order to achieve the perfect shape of the AMVOX5 World Chronograph case. The case is water resistance to 5 bar.
The chronograph counters are made in carbon fibre to evoke the specific characteristics of the Aston Martin cars which use this avant-garde material for the chassis and the disc brakes that are thereby able to resist temperatures of over 300°C. The dial motif is reminiscent of the air vent grilles on the Aston Martin prototypes.
This series will be issued in a limited edition of 250.