Jaeger LeCoultre had launched the AMVOX 5 World Chronograph in 2007 and since then we have seen lots of special editions based on it. And today is time for a new one: the new AMVOX 5 LMP1 - a chronograph designed as a tribute to the Aston Martin LMP1 racing car.
The new AMVOX LMP1 features dial colors in blue, gray and orange as with the LMP1 race car and the hours and minutes hands are made from rhodium with white Superluminova. The new AMVOX 5 comes with a Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 752 which runs at 28,800 vph has a 65-hour power reserve, 279 parts, 41 jewels and a pink gold oscillating weight. The case is made from high-tech ceramic and titanium and measures 44 mm x 15.2 mm. The back is engraved with Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin logos.
Jaeger LeCoultre will create only 250 units of this beauty, as for the price we don’t know it just yet, but for sure with be more than we can imagine.
In the automotive industry everything is about speed, but when it comes to watches, speed isn’t exactly number one on the list. Tag Heuer is changing that with the Mikrotimer Flying 1000, a concept watch that is capable of banging out 3.6 million beats per hour - 125 times faster than most existing chronographs. The good news, sort of, is that the concept will be put into production in a limited series of 10 units, each priced at $88,580.
What makes this watch so special is that the flying central hand of the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 makes an astounding 10 rotations per second, indicating 1/1000th of a second and 1/100th of a second on a scale on the external part of the dial, which has 100 graduations over 360°. A second, smaller central hand indicates minutes (TAG Heuer Patent pending) and 1/12th of a minute on a 150-second scale. A counter at 6 o’clock displays 1/10th of a second, calibrated to 5 seconds. This makes it so that you will not only be able to read minutes and seconds, but also 1/1,000th of a second, a feature that is essential for competitions like Formula 1.
Hit the jump for the video on the Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000.
If you drive a Lamborghini and you want a watch to match with it, the AV-L001 (Adriano Valente) is the perfect offer for you. The watch will be priced at $35,100 and will be limited to only 66 units a year. The new timepiece is 100% Swiss made and will be the world’s first watch in the world designed to match a car brand a model and not the opposite. Also it will be the only watch in the world to be offered in any existing car color.
The Lamborghini AV-L001 is the world’s first molded watch made of Karbonyte (C-Ti compound) or machined in AlTiCar (Aluminum-Titanium-Carbon) an features a ENGINE-001 movement, comes with 42H power reserve sectorized on 116 degrees, instant jump over-sized date. The watch also gets a "Closed" bottom in brushed aluminum and an "Open" button with sapphire glass, brushed aluminum, natural grey. Also every customer will receive a custom chassis number engraved and color coded.
The watch will be available in: Ithaka Green, Edonis Yellow, Monocérus White, Pegasus Black, Borealis Orange and Vulkan Red.
Infiniti in cooperation with Swiss specialist time instrument maker Bell & Ross has unveiled the limited edition BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch. There will be only 200 units built, each carrying a price tag of £3,090, about $5,000 at the current exchange rates.
The watch features a matte black dial and sports a photo-luminescent finish in the same distinct purple color employed by Infiniti across the globe. The steel case will be engraved with the Infiniti signature.
Also, you should be feeling very lucky while wearing this watch as it feature the number "8" - a symbol of luck in Asia and of course the mathematical sign of infinity.
Andy Palmer, Infiniti’s Executive Vice President said: "The Limited Edition BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch is a true celebration of our continued association with Bell & Ross, for which we are very proud. The new timepiece effortlessly embodies the unique qualities of both brands to offer discerning customers a rare and highly sought-after addition to their collection."
Porsche ’s product design division, Porsche Design , has produced some of the best auto-branded watches in the world today. With their latest creation, Porsche Design is updating their classic P’6620 Dashboard watch with something that’s a little more in tune with the taste of the modern gentleman.
Taking inspiration from the instrument cluster of a Porsche 911 and incorporating it into the design of the timepiece, Porsche was able to take a modern day iteration of one of their classic watches.
The case and bracelet of the watch is made out of lightweight, non-allergenic titanium, which is the same material that Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche first began to use in watchmaking way back in 1980. It’s available in a deep black color that was created by shot-blasting titanium and covering it with a layer of black PVD.
The watch also features a 44-milimeter case, an anti-glare, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and an ETA Valjoux 7753 chronograph function with power reserve.
Any time you have a watch that was produced using high-quality materials and built with meticulous craftsmanship, it’s going to cost more than a standard digital. For the privilege of owning the P’6620 Dashboard, you’ll need to shell out €3,950, or around $6,000 based on current exchange rates.
The newest addition to the Porsche Design timepiece collection is more than just a watch; it’s a compass, too. Called the P’6520 Compass Watch, the timepiece comes with the dual purpose of a watch and a compass that was inspired by its predecessor, which was first built in 1978 by no less than Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.
The modern iteration of the old classic is made out of anti-allergenic titanium, primarily because the material is not magnetic and thus, should not affect the magnetic needle of the compass. The P’6520 Compass Watch features a three-hand watch with luminescent hands driven by SW300 Sellita cailbre. Just underneath the watch is a liquid compass that by itself, can be easily detached.
There’s also a scratch-resistant mirror, which, when opened, clicks into place at a 45-degree angle. Being a Porsche Design timepiece, the P’6520 Compass Watch is made out of titanium and black PVD coating and has been designed to be water resistant of up to 50 meters.
For a merchandise brand that has taken old classics - the P’6930 Chronograph also comes into mind - and given them modern day re-issues, the new 911-piece P’6520 Compass Watch is poised to become another must-have for Porsche fans the world over.
Mansory typically provides its customers with some pretty cool tuning packages for their sports cars, but now the tuner has revealed a limited edition watch to add to their customers’ wish lists. Only 50 units of chronograph will be offered, and each of them will carry a price tag of € 8,900 (approx. $13,000 at the current exchange rates).
Kourosh Mansory, CEO of the Mansory said: "The co-operation with GRAHAM-LONDON derives from my long-term friendship with Eric Loth, founder and board member of GRAHAM-LONDON. His passion for dynamic automobiles and my enthusiasm for high-quality chronographs are perfectly combined. The GRAHAM MANSORY Chronofighter Oversize confirms this in a very impressive way."
The watch’s dial is made of carbon, a material typically used for sports cars. It also features a smoked see-through sapphire crystal with Mansory logo that provides an inside look to the clockwork Calibre G1734 with 48 hours power reserve. The black rubber strap is "Clous de Paris" and is decorated and adorned with the Graham and Mansory logos.
Ferrari is offering another special edition watch for their most exclusive customers. The new Scuderia Ferrari Carbon Chrono is now on sale for those interested and it is priced at € 408 ($590). The watch is only available in gray.
The Carbon Chrono watch will be offered with a case made in stainless steel satin 316 with PVD Gun treatment, while the caseback is made in PVD Gun steel emblem in relief. The watch dial is made in carbon fiber (as it name suggest it), while the crystal used for it is an antiglare mineral. The strap is offered in genuine black leather with dark gray stitching. And as everyone needs to chill out in this hot summer days, you can go swimming carrying your watch as it is waterproof to 5 ATM.
We know Father’s Day is gone, but this still might be a perfect gift for any Ferrari fan out there.
The special edition timepiece is based on the steel 44mm wide Tag Heuer Formula 1 Big Date watch with a Swiss quartz movement and a time, subsidiary seconds dial. It features a black dial with a light gray cross-hatching pattern and contrasting Gulf racing stripes in orange and blue, as well as the orange and white Gulf logo. The Formula 1 Gulf Edition is available in either a steel or rubber strap.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Edition Watch sells for somewhere in the $1,000 range.
Swiss luxury timepiece maker Chopard is celebrating their 150th anniversary and as a tribute to this momentous occasion, the company has released a motorsports-inspired special edition watch that should have its fans drooling profusely.
The limited edition L.U.C. Engine One Tourbillon was unveiled at the recent Only Watch Charity Auction to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dressed in a black and yellow-toned version of the Engine One Tourbillon model, the Only Watch limited edition is powered by an L.U.C Calibre 1TRM ‘motor’. It features a look similar to an engine block and is mounted on silent-blocks with a mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement that was exclusively designed, developed, and built by Chopard.
The mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement beats at a cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour while driving displays of the hours, minutes, seconds. It also has a power reserve that lasts for about 60 hours.
Staying true to the motorsports inspiration, the engine block on the face of the watch features the Chopard signature while the DLC titanium case features alternating matte and polished finishes and has been designed to be water-resistant of up to 50 meters. Even the watch’s dial bears inspiration from the motoring universe, as does the hand-sewn black alligator leather strap that comes with four reinforced inserts bearing inspiration from car seats found on classic racing cars. The slightly curved lugs that have been screwed into the case carry the effect of streamlined car wings to provide a snug and perfect fit on the wearer.
No word yet on how much the watch fetched at the Only Watch Charity Auction, but judging by the look and painstaking detail in developing the piece and the use of a plethora of expensive items, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit if this fine piece of craftsmanship fetches a price north of six digits.