The AMVOX5 World Chronograph opens a new chapter in the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin, and continues to combine horological expertise and automobile performance in a refined manner.
Inspired by Aston Martin’s all-conquering race cars, the AMVOX5 is driven by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s own Calibre 752 movement, with a column wheel, vertical clutch chronograph and lubricant-free ceramic ball-bearing mechanism. Luminescent white indicators and numerals in the 270° display have become a classic feature of the AMVOX collection and this latest creation too echoes the same signature designs. The time elapsed on the chronograph function is read on the central second hand and on the two 30-minute and 12-hour counters.
Made by compacting yttrium oxides mixed with a binder and a small proportion of zirconium oxide under high pressure, the compound is then subjected to a temperature of 2,000°C. After fluoroscopic testing for homogeneity, the ceramic block is then shaped using special diamond-tipped tools. The intensely black case weighs much less than steel, yet is twice as hard, giving the AMVOX5 World Chronograph its infallible resistance.
A limited edition creation, the AMVOX 5 will be restricted to just 500 units, 300 with a ceramic and titanium case, and 200 with a ceramic and 18 carat pink gold case.
A sure hit with car racing enthusiasts, two Racing models will be made in ceramic and titanium, with a black or white dial, each in a limited series of 100. Inspired by the performance of the meteoric LMP1 Aston Martin Racing prototype, these timepieces feature chronographic counters executed in carbon fibre, punctuated with a flash of orange on the world time disc, the chronographic second hand and the overstitching on the calfskin leather strap.