Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX 5 World Chronograph LMP1 gets a limited edition face

Andrea Divirgilio / October 18, 2011

Jaeger Le Coultre AMVOX 5 World Chronograph limited edition

Jaeger LeCoultre had introduced the AMVOX 5 World Chronograph in 2007, from where it saw multiple versions of the timepiece along with signature customizations. Now to give it the elite touch, a limited edition series of 250 pieces, which will use some of the watch brand’s favorite precious fabrics in construction, has been launched. Though a mechanical one, this watch takes a rather modern turn as compared to the classical 80th anniversary Reverso one-off earlier this year.

Built of titanium and ceramics, the dial is 44 m thick. It features a rather detailed and elaborate dial. With 24 time zones on display on the white on blue outer circle, the hours and minutes are showed in a 24-hour format for various destinations around world. The single thin tangerine arm displays the seconds, and the broad rhodium plated superluminova carved arms display the hours and minutes, most probably of the world time.

The two black oxidized sub-dials on the 9 ‘o’clock and 3 ‘o’ clock positions, display the city hour and minutes of the wearer. The 65-hour power reserve is displayed at the 6 ‘o’clock position, indicating the remainder of the watch’s energy, derived from the mechanical movement. The casing is covered by the customary use of sapphire crystal glass which is anti-reflective, and known to be scratch resistant as well.

The mechanical movement of the watch, which we just told you about, is governed by the Caliber 752 mechanism which has a vibration rate of 28,800 vibrations to the hour. There are a total of 279 parts of various sizes, including 41 of them as precious jewels including the pink-gold oscillating weight. The strapping is black calf skin leather with blue stitching, which is close to 20 mm wide. Since the design and pattern scheme is inspired by the Aston Martin LMP 1 racing car, the logos have been engraved at the case back.

For horological enthusiast, we suggest reading our coverage of the limited edition Reverso series by Jaeger LeCoultre. It would give you a fair idea of the watch maker’s craftsmanship skills.

Via: Perpetuelle/ Hypebeast

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