The last time that we heard the words Jaeger-LeCoultre, Aston Martin’s director of design Marek Reichman was showing us his new timepiece. Just in time for Christmas the French watch manufacturer has just come up with the exclusive AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing Paris. Making the high end chronograph even more desirable is that there will only be 24 units produced. While the other Jaeger would unlock the doors of your new DBS Volante, this one merely pays tribute to Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans 24 Hour championship.
This exclusive edition timepiece features a black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium case with a black and white face decorated with black luminescent numerals. The layout is meant to mimic Aston’s characteristic gridwork motif found on the racing car’s radiator grill. The entire package is framed by a black flange and features movement bridges and plates coated with ruthenium, a very rare metal that is derived from platinum while the rest of the chronograph is decorated with ornate orange accents on the dial and color matching stitching on the band to ensure a more than memorable Christmas morning for any Aston MArtin enthusiast.
Press release after the jump.
An exclusive limited edition of 24 pieces available at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Paris
The 2009 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours thrilled both motor sports enthusiasts and fine watchmaking devotees. Fifty years on from Aston Martin’s victory in the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Aston Martin Racing team has exceeded all expectations by finishing an excellent fourth overall in this year’s race, having been quickest of the petrol runners from start to finish.
As part of the three-year partnership signed between the two exceptional brands this spring, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated Le Mans with two limited editions of the AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing model, which is still the only chronograph operating without push pieces thanks to its revolutionary patented vertical-trigger system.
Following the success of the 2 AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing presented at Le Mans 2009, Jaeger-LeCoultre just launched a new limited edition of 24 pieces of its iconic chronograph, only available at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Pairs, Place Vendôme .
This exclusive edition features a black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium case with black and white dial, and black luminescent numerals. The dial decoration revealing the movement reproduces the characteristic gridwork motif of car radiator grills and is framed by a black flange. The movement bridges and plates are coated with ruthenium, while the chronograph levers in orange eloxed aluminium appear through an opening between 4 and 8 o’clock.
Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Paris will receive the first pieces of this exclusive limited edition of 24 last week of November.