Jaeger-LeCoultre marked the 8th anniversary of its collaboration with Aston Martin, by launching a new stunning version of AMVOX Chronograph. Although it preserved the distinctive design code of the renowned racing watch collection, the AMVOX 7 comes with several new features that appear like great additions to the bold and contemporary look of the model.
Crafted in titanium, the 44mm case of the AMVOX 7 watch possesses a new case design that should be more ergonomic than the previous versions. Another innovative element that you will probably notice at the first glance is a distinctive pattern on the dial, a reminiscent of a radiator grille of a new Aston Martin Vanquish car. However, the most significant changes are implementations of a super cool radial power-reserve display and sapphire chronograph pushers with the vertical-trigger system.
Jaeger-LeCoultre offers a very sophisticated way of the power-reserve indication, by using two red stripes, visible through apertures in the upper part of the inner bezel ring. When the watch is fully wound, it provides 65 hours of power-reserve, which is indicated by stripes that are coupled at the 12 o’clock position. With the loss of power, they recede.
The other cool feature that I mentioned above has been already introduced in 2005 and now is nicely integrated into the ultra-modern style of the AMVOX 7 watch. It is pretty easy to use. By a simple push on the trigger, located on the left side of the dial, you lock and unlock a chronograph mechanism. When it is unlocked, a press on the crystal glass at the 12 o’clock position starts or stops counting, while a press at the 6 o’clock position resets the chronograph. It is a new in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 756 self-winding mechanism that provides these functionalities. This hand-decorated movement comprises 335 parts and 39 jewels and oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The black, open-worked dial features luminescent white/blued applied numerals and anthracite gray, disc-style chronograph counters (12-hour and 30-minute counters). Rhodiumed hour and minute hands, covered with white superluminova, as well as red lacquered central chronograph seconds hand ensures great readability. Aston Martin logo appears both on the inner bezel ring and the case-back, along with Jaeger-LeCoultre logo. Finally, a black calfskin strap brings a subtle doze of elegance to the sporty style. Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX 7 Chronograph watch will be available in January 2013 for $26,000.