Friday, November 16, 2012
More intuitive, more trailblazing: JLC AMVOX7 Chronograph
Marking its eighth year working with luxury car maker Aston Martin, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the new AMVOX7 Chronograph. This new model comes equipped with some innovative features, including the first vertical-trigger chronograph equipped with a power reserve display.
The legendary AMVOX line seduces both lovers of fine watches and motor-sports fans alike. The letters A and M refer to Aston Martin while VOX is an echo of the famous Memovox.
Jaeger-LeCoultre first presented its brand new vertical-trigger chronograph in 2005. Like all the best inventions, this system seems so simple and straightforward that athletes wanting to time their performances wonder how they ever managed without it. Quite simply, pressing at 12 o’clock stops or starts the chronograph mechanism, while pressing at the bottom of the dial resets the chronograph hands to zero.
The AMVOX7 runs on the Jaeger-LeCoultre 756 automatic mechanical calibre. The movement has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 65-hour power reserve. The JLC/Aston Martin collaboration has already brought about exceptional creations representing significant advances in the technical domain. The secret of this continued success lies in a shared vision based on a mutual passion for innovation.
The new sport watch uses Jaeger-LeCoultre’s radial power reserve display. As power recedes, so do two red strips placed on the inner bezel ring. Chronograph functions are initiated using the crystal as pushers.
Water resistant to 50 metres, the case is in grade 5 titanium, and measures 44mm x 15.6mm and features polished and satin-brushed surfaces. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, and the caseback features an engraved Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin logo.
The AMVOX7 Chronograph is due to launch in December 2012 or January 2013, with a suitably luxurious price tag of US$26,000.00
Visit the JLC AMVOX website