Jaeger-LeCoultre & Aston Martin unveils three new watches to mark their anniversaries
Jaeger- LeCoultre had earlier introduced the Antoine LeCoutre 180th anniversary watch to mark its 180 years of watchmaking. Now, the Swiss watchmaker continues its haute horlogerie tradition and its partnership with the luxury car maker Aston Martin, which had earlier given us the AMVOX7 chronograph. This time around, the 2 iconic brands have teamed up to mark the 8-year partnership in their respective arenas. To commemorate the 180th anniversary of the iconic Grande Maison in Valle de Joux, and also a 100-years for Aston Martin cars, 3 new timepieces have been launched to keep the avant grade lifestyle patrons happy.
Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston Martin watch
Bearing a strong element of similarity with the AMVOX7 chronograph seen previously, this Grade 5 titanium 46.3 mm watch has been limited to just 100 unique pieces worldwide. With a rugged structuring to bear special shock absorbers, and a water resistance of 100 meters, this timepiece is as ‘rough-and-tough’, as it is a collector’s edition item. It houses the 912 caliber which has been made in-house, handcrafted with 23 jewels, and beats at 28,800 vibrations to the hour. Functionality include hours, minutes, seconds date, world time with it’s city disc 2-tone red and white color combinations. All major timezones have been marked on these discs. The strapping has been made with black alligator leather stitched with contrasting red threads. One star who is known to wear this watch, is legendary biker, Valentino Rossi.
Master Hometime Aston Martin watch
For those who have a strong affinity for the style statement of an Aston Martin car, this watch resembles that genre of style the closest. This watch has a simplistic looking stainless steel casing measuring 40mm across, and is covered with a sapphire display back, and is covered with the common cambered sapphire crystal covering. The dial is a rhodium treated surface with a sunburst black shade. The Aston Martin logo is seen on the side bezel, and the strapping is slate gray leather with synchronized stitching patterns.
AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet Limited Edition
Another of the more rugged, and heavy duty timepieces, the AMVOX5 is a 44mm Titanium cased timepiece of which, only 500 pieces will be available for grabs worldwide. The main attraction is the reinforced cermet seen in high end racing car engines. With an elaborate process of manufacturing, this fabrication is known to have a very light body weight, but is extremely resistant to external shock. With Jaeger-LeCoultre’s hunger of horological avant grade, something like this would always be on the cards. However, the timepiece houses the company manufactured and handcrafted 752/1 movement with 39 jewels. It beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations to the hour, and hence gives out a power reserve of 65 hours. This is however good enough to support the hours, minutes, seconds, day, city disc for world time, and the chronograph. Though the dial is black, the markings are seen clearly under dark. The strapping is black calf-skin, held together the stainless steel buckle.
Via: Time Zone