JLC Launches AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing

The renowned Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) partnered with Aston Martin to introduce the “ultimate driver’s watch” in the AMVOX collection, based on its latest invention, the vertical-trigger chronograph. The new mechanism enables you to start, stop and reset the chronograph just by pressing on the sapphire crystal of the watch case, so there is no need to push buttons.

“Just as effortless as pressing the Engine Start button in an Aston Martin car, the lucky owner of an AMVOX2 Chronograph Concept will be able to trigger and disengage the chronograph function with a simple and completely instinctive movement: by pressing on the sapphire crystal at the 12 o'clock position. To reset, the driver will simply press on the crystal at the 6 o'clock mark,” says a Company’s statement for the press.

Just as we were expecting, the AMVOX2 Chronograph Concept will be produced in limited editions, namely 250 pieces in titanium, 750 in titanium with brushed and polished finishes and 200 in a titanium case with a platinum bracket.

The mechanical system features a ball-joint system that allows both the case and bezel to pivot away from the shoulders of the watch, activating a series of levers that instantly transmit impulses that control the chronograph. Each lever is mounted on a miniature stainless-steel ball bearing containing seven 0.1mm-diameter balls.

When positioned on the side of the case at 9 o'clock, the three-position cursor locks the chronograph so that it is not triggered, disengaged or reset with the driver's normal or inadvertent hand or arm motions.

The 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph dials on luminescent white discs recall of an Aston Martin car and its dashboard counters that light up at night. The watch also features the emblematic dark grey colours of the sports car brand, while the dial with its circular satin finish, similar to the surface effect of the brake disks.
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