Speaking the same easily recognizable design language as other models created in close cooperation with Aston Martin, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Racing Paris limited edition wristwatch is very different from Bentley-themed timepieces marketed by Breitling. While the latter are excessively (almost obscenely) large, even arrogant with their deliberately exaggerated elements, the former comes in an elegant, albeit a bit oversized, body crafted from PVD-coated grade 5 titanium. Light, but sturdy, the gadget comes with the traditional immobilizer chip that will also allow you to open or close the grand-tourer’s doors without even taking the key out of your pocket. Now, that is what I call style.
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Racing Paris limited edition chronograph watch, which is officially going on sale this week, will be available exclusively in the JLC Boutique in Paris, France.
As you can see on the pictures below, the new limited edition model sports a refreshed layout with new dial decoration that brings associations with the world of automotive sports.
Other highlights include fully visible carbon fiber chronograph counters at 3 and 9 hours as well as reworked hour and minute hands that seem to be outsourced from the last year’s Jaeger LeCoultre AMVOX 3 Tourbillon GMT watch.
Its well-balanced 44 mm case is made of grade 5 titanium and coated with scratch-resistant PVD that nicely contrasts with Aston Martin’s trademark orange featured on the seconds hand and luminescent indices, as well as the black perforated waterproof leather strap.
The watch comes powered by the in-house JLC caliber 751E automatic movement beating at 28,800 bph and built on 41 jewels. Unlike the original piece that sported the 751B caliber with 72-hour power reserve, this watch will retain its power for only 65 hours, which is still 50 percent more than an average automatic chronograph can provide.
The most interesting feature of this watch is the pusher-less chronograph. Yes, although equipped with a 30-minute chronograph module, the watch literally lacks the traditional pair of push-pieces.
Instead, the chronograph is started, stopped and reset by simply pressing on the timekeeper’s bezel at 12 and 6 hours respectively (see a short video below: the demo starts from 0:45, I suppose.) Not only the timekeeper has finally acquired the extremely clean look it deserved, but the design also seems to be a lot more ergonomic and elegant: it’s been ages that watchmakers tried to combat the dilemma of either equipping their timepieces with compact, but often painful to operate knobs, or larger and more comfortable, but not particularly visually pleasing ones.
Since the watch is targeted mostly at current Aston Martin (DBS?) owners, the AMVOX2 retained its electronic transponder module that lets them remotely open and lock the car’s doors without reaching into the pocket for the key fob. Of course, the signal is delivered using a secured coding protocol.
The transponder’s pusher is conveniently placed on the left side of the case at 9 hours.
Must be very handy, that.
According to the company, the total production run of the AMVOX2 Racing Paris will be limited to just 24 pieces available at a price of €13,500.
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Racing Paris limited edition chronograph watch specification
Price range: €13,500 (MSRP)
Movement: JLC caliber 751E, automatic, in-house, 280 parts, 41 jewels, hand-decorated, ruthenium-covered bridges and plates, Swiss Made
Complications: Chronograph without traditional pushers, date
Power reserve: 65 hours
Case material: PVD-coated grade 5 titanium
Case size: 44.00 mm
Case height: No data
Dial: Black and white, skeletonized
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black perforated waterproof leather strap with orange stitching