On the occasion of the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the new AMVOX2 Transponder. The new watch is another masterpiece developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin. The clever combination of mechanical technology and watch technology has once again demonstrated the spirit of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s continuous innovation and surpassing.
The collaboration between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin began in 2006. When the first AMVOX Chronograph was introduced, Jaeger-LeCoultre created an unprecedented epoch-making invention in the history of horology-the vertical start chronograph system. This is an ingenious design. Just tap the watch’s sapphire crystal to start, stop or reset it. The button on the right side of the case of a traditional chronograph watch disappears, replaced by a latch on the left side of the case that controls the crystal mirror. When locked, the latch is in the middle position; when opened, the latch can move up and down. You can start or stop the timekeeping function by lightly pressing the 12 o’clock position on the surface. When returning to zero, you can just press the 6 o’clock position on the surface. The operation of this chronograph watch is very simple. The wearer can easily control the chronograph function with a single touch, just as you effortlessly start the car’s engine.
This simple and clever operation is based on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s original mechanism, using a delicate spherical coupling on the inner edge of the case, and using the principle of leverage to convert the pressure on the surface of the crystal into precise pulses to control the stopwatch timing . Each lever in this technology is connected to a mini stainless steel bearing, which contains 7 balls with a diameter of 0.1 mm. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 751E caliber is doing its best here, with a power reserve of up to 65 hours, allowing the watch to run longer with optimized precision. Excellent gear column and advanced vertical escapement ensure ultra-precise chronograph performance. There are four screws for adjusting the inertia on the outer ring of the balance wheel, which effectively enhance the stability of the adjustment function. Ceramic dial bearings with automatic dial bearings have the advantage of not requiring lubrication, so that all wrist movements can be converted into watch energy, which greatly improves the long-term reliability of the watch.
The main difference between the 2014 Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new AMVOX2 Transponder and the 2006 AMVOX Chronograph is the addition of the ability to remotely lock and unlock Aston Martin sports cars, which can be controlled by simply tapping the watch Sports car door. The AMVOX DBS Transponder watch, AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder watch and AMVOX2 Rapide Transponder watch previously launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre all have the function of locking and unlocking the car, but only for models corresponding to the watch name. And Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new AMVOX2 Transponder is compatible with all existing Aston Martin models.
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder can lock, unlock Aston Martin sports cars from a certain distance, or turn on the lights to make it easier for owners to find, and this feature is applicable to all existing Aston Martin models . Pressing the sapphire crystal of the watch lightly is like pressing the start button of a sports car, which is also made of sapphire crystal, to start the engine. It is smooth and textured. It is worth noting that although the AMVOX2 Transponder has such advanced and convenient functions, it cannot completely replace the car key. The keyless connection function of the engine using the start button still requires the existence of an ignition key.
The perfect signal transmission between the car and the watch is achieved by a miniature transponder placed between the double-layered case back of the watch, and the line and the transmitter antenna can be clearly seen between 4:00 and 8:00. The antenna is metal-coated and integrated with the inner wall of the sapphire crystal to reduce the energy consumption. Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers perfectly combine the technical characteristics with the exterior design. They also use metal coating technology to mount the reactors labeled “Open” and “Close” inside the mirror, so that the door can be unlocked or opened with a light touch Delicate function of the lamp.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder completes the original concept. On the one hand, it continues to use the vertical start chronograph system with the function of manipulating the chronograph by pressing the surface lightly. The stable signal transmission between sports cars and watches.
Each Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece has a unique design, and the AMVOX2 Transponder is no exception. This watch has a small window at 6 o’clock where you can see the Aston Martin logo. When the 751E movement starts ticking, the logo in the small window will rotate around the axis at a rate of once a minute. If it no longer rotates, the watch has stopped working.
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder
Jaeger-LeCoultre 751E self-winding mechanical movement
28,800 vibrations per hour
5.65 mm thick
Consists of 280 parts
65 hours power reserve
Hour, minute, timing function, operation display, date display
Vertical start timing device
Black matte, ruthenium plated
Fluorescent Digital Timescale
Barton-shaped fluorescent pointer
44 mm diameter
Water-resistant to 50 meters
Strap and buckle:
Belt, Frosted Stainless Steel Buckle
Q192T48A (US version)